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Student and faculty panel at the 2016 admissions open house.
The Admissions Process
The application deadline is December 1, 2017. In addition, the GRE General Test Score needs to be received by this date. The Psychology GRE also needs to be taken before December 1st, however the results of this exam do not need to be received by December 1.
Please be sure that your scores are sent to the Graduate Center, CUNY (365 Fifth Avenue).
Interviews, for those invited to interview, are in January and February.
Admission offers will be communicated by the first week of March.
Applicant Prerequisites
Academic courses
  • 15 credits in psychology (typically satisfied by 5 classes of 3 credits each). Of these there must be at least 1 semester of Statistics AND 1 semester of (laboratory) Experimental Psychology
  • Applicants who did not pursue psychology as an undergraduate can either enroll in a post-baccalaureate programs or take the required courses at a university that accepts non-matriculated students.
  • GRE General Test
  • Psychology GRE
  • Writing samples are not required for the application, but applicants may choose to include one if they would like to do so.
Open Houses
We host two open houses in the Fall to give applicants an opportunity to learn more about our program as well as meet current students and faculty. One of these events is co-Sponsored by the Program and by the AEMI Student group and is geared towards minority applicants. All potential applicants are welcome at either event.

The Open House co-hosted by AEMI and Q&A will be held on Thursday October 12th, from 5:30-7:30 PM in room 1/201. 

The Program Open House for Fall 2018 admission will be held on Tuesday October 17th, from 5-7 PM in the Hoffman Atrium

Both rooms are within the North Academic Center (NAC), located at City College of New York. The security guard at the entrance on 136th street and Amsterdam Avenue will be able to direct you.    
Our student body


Our students come from a wide range of backgrounds but share a passion for social justice, for clinical work, and for scholarship. Many of our students are drawn to the strong representation in the program of psychodynamic practice, theory, and research, but their interests are diverse and the training students receive reflects the full range of important viewpoints in our field.

Admissions coordinator

For questions about admission to the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program that are not answered by this website, please contact the admissions coordinator, Nat Sufrin, at If you are unable to use e-mail, you may also call 212-650-5667.

For additional information

For additional details about the admissions process or to submit your application, please click here to see the Graduate Center's Admissions page.