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Psychology (PhD) – Clinical Psychology

College of Arts and Sciences


  • Forensic Psychology
  • Cognitive - Behavior Therapy
  • Health Psychology
  • Neuropsychology
Degrees OfferedAvailabilityLocation

Application Requirements

On-Campus Program


Please view our academic calendar for term start dates.

Fall (Sept.)Winter (Jan.)Spring (March)Summer (June)
U.S. StudentsDec. 1N/AN/AN/A
International StudentsDec. 1N/AN/AN/A


  • Graduate Admission Application

    Submit your admission application today:

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  • Transcripts

    Provide official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

  • Standardized Test Scores

    GRE test scores are required; minimum score varies.

    The GRE Psychology subject test recommended.

    TOEFL scores are required for international applicants or applicants who earned a degree outside the U.S. (minimum scores: 100/600/250). Scores will be reviewed based on section scores and total scores. IELTS scores may be submitted in lieu of TOEFL scores (minimum Overall Band Score: 7.0).

  • Essay

    Write an essay that addresses the following two objectives – please be sure to cover all questions listed inside each objective: (1) The specific research area and questions you would like to pursue in graduate school. Why are these questions important and why are they of interest to you? How does this line of research fit with specific faculty members' or research groups' work at Drexel? What skills and experiences of yours will facilitate your graduate work? (2) Tell us how our program will specifically lead to the next step in your career.
    *Your essay cannot exceed 9,000 characters (approximately 1,500 words).

  • Résumé

    You are required to upload your curriculum vitae or résumé as part of your admission application.

  • Letters of Recommendation

    Three letters of recommendation are required. To electronically request recommendations, you must list your recommenders and their contact information on your application. We advise that you follow up with your recommenders to ensure they received your recommendation request — they may need to check their junk mail folder. Additionally, it is your responsibility to confirm that your recommenders will submit letters by your application deadline and follow up with recommenders who have not completed their recommendations.

  • Interview

    Interviews are by invitation only for select applicants, and will be conducted by the Psychology PhD faculty in February.

  • Mailing Addresses
    • By Postal Mail
      Drexel University
      Application Processing
      PO Box 34789
      Philadelphia, PA 19101-4789
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      Philadelphia, PA 19104-2876

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