Are you taking any new graduate students next year?
I typically take one Ph.D. student every other year, one J.D./Ph.D. student each year, and one M.S. student each year. Interested applicants are encouraged to contact me directly to confirm that I’m taking new students.
What can you tell me about the Ph.D. Program?
Drexel University’s Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association. The Ph.D. Program adheres to the scientist-practitioner model, which emphasizes clinical research and the application of scientific principles, while concentrating on the integration of research and practice.
What can you tell me about the J.D./Ph.D. Program?
The J.D./Ph.D. Program is administered through the Department of Psychology and Earle Mack School of Law. The Ph.D. program is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association, and the Earle Mack School of Law is provisionally accredited by the American Bar Association. The program bridges the gap between psychological and legal training, and the course of study is designed to be completed in 7 years.
What type of Ph.D. applicants are you looking for?
I look for applicants with strong quantitative credentials (as evidenced by GPAs over 3.5 and GRE scores [verbal plus quantitative] over 1300), outstanding letters of recommendation, research experience, strong writing skills, enthusiasm, and a personal statement that reflects a mature understanding of the field and well-defined areas of interest. Students who are a good "match" with the research focus of our lab will be given highest priority.
What type of J.D./Ph.D. applicants are you looking for?
In addition to criteria described above for Ph.D. applicants, J.D./Ph.D. applicants must have strong LSAT scores (preferably above 160), a mature understanding of the relationship between law and psychology, and well-defined research interests that have public policy implications.
What type of M.S. applicants are you looking for?
The M.S. Program is not clinical in nature and is therefore an ideal option for students who are research focused. It may be particularly attractive for students who do not want to pursue a Ph.D. or who are not yet competitive for high-quality Ph.D. programs.
How does the admissions process work?
Applications for the Ph.D. Program and J.D./Ph.D. Program are due December 1st. For the Ph.D. program, we typically receive approximately 100 applications from applicants who express an interest in working in our lab. Of these applicants, we invite 8 to 10 for in-person interviews at Drexel (held in mid February). For the J.D./Ph.D. Program, we typically receive 25-30 applications, and we invite 6 to 8 applicants for in-person interviews at Drexel (in mid-February). The application deadline for the M.S. Program is March 1, with interviews typically scheduled for April. We typically interview 6 to 8 qualified applicants for the M.S. Program.