Prospective Clinical Area Applicants

Note to Prospective Clinical Area Applicants:

In the UCLA clinical psychology program, admissions decisions are made by an admissions committee, not by individual faculty members. However, admissions decisions do take into consideration the match between the interests of those faculty and the relevant interests and experience of applicants and which faculty have openings for new students.  It is strongly recommended that applicants visit the Faculty page to learn more about faculty interests as well as the Student Admissions, Outcomes and Other Data page to review GRE and GPA statistics for students who successfully entered our program in recent years.

Interview dates for the 2020-2021 admissions cycle are TBA. 

Clinical Area faculty who anticipate having an opening for new students in their labs in 2021-2022 are TBA.

Clinical Area Application Requirements

  • Under normal circumstances, the GRE Psychology Subject Test would be required for all applications to the UCLA clinical psychology graduate program. However, in light of challenges posed by COVID-19, the GRE Psychology Subject Test will be optional for students submitting applications to our program in 2020 (i.e., for entry in Fall 2021).  Applications will be accepted without GRE Psychology Subject Test scores.  Applicants should be aware, however, that taking the GRE Psychology Subject Test can have some advantages.  Specifically, clinical students scoring at or above the 70th percentile on the biological, cognitive, developmental, and social psychology subsections can eliminate some of the requirements toward the PhD at UCLA.  Thus, provided that a student does not already have undergraduate coverage in all four of these domains, we recommend (but do not require) taking the GRE Psychology Subject Test. That is, students with satisfactory undergraduate coverage in all four of these domains do not benefit from taking the GRE Psychology Subject Test. This exam can be completed prior to joining the program or after a student has already enrolled in the program.

  • Please note that your admission to the program is conditional on your passing Live Scan background check, which is required for your participation in clinical practica and internship. We can help facilitate the process when you arrive at UCLA.