Notice regarding the 2019-20 admissions cycle (for admission fall 2020) for the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program:
Please note that this is an atypical year for our admissions process due in part to recent faculty retirement, existing faculty having full research labs, and two new faculty searches/hires.
We do seek to recruit incoming graduate students who may be eligible for the Indians into Psychology scholar program. These applicants could choose to work under the research mentorship of any faculty member in the department; application materials for these candidates should specify their proposed mentor and describe their research interests in their personal statement and cover letter. Outside of potential InPsych Scholars, our current Clinical Psychology faculty members are not recruiting a student for the current admissions cycle.
Importantly, the Department of Psychology is planning to fill a Tenure Track Clinical Psychology faculty position in the child/family emphasis area and one in the Integrated Behavioral Health/Clinical Health Psychology area (2 positions in total). Because these searches are just underway, the research specializations of these prospective faculty members are not yet known. These persons, once hired, may choose to recruit an incoming graduate student to start Fall 2020. Applicants with an interest in Child Clinical and/or Integrated Behavioral Health/Health Psychology are welcome to apply. Note, however, that the timing of faculty hiring processes will likely mean that review of applications for admissions candidates in these areas would happen late in the application season.
Please feel free to continue to be in touch with our faculty and staff and, most importantly, if your life plans allow, please consider applying next year.
The application deadline for the clinical program is December 1.
The clinical faculty reviews applications and calls the top-rated applicants for phone interviews. Following phone interviews, some applicants will be invited to our visiting/interview day, in mid-February. Please note that visiting day is by invitation only. Offers of admission will be made shortly after visiting day.
The Clinical Psychology doctoral program requires of each student a minimum of three full-time academic years of graduate study (or the equivalent thereof) and completion of an internship prior to awarding the doctoral degree. At least two of academic training years (or the equivalent thereof) must be at The University of Montana, and at least one year must be in full-time residence (or the equivalent thereof) at The University of Montana-Missoula campus.
If you have further questions please email or call (406) 243-4522.