How to Apply

Notice: The Clinical Psychology training program is NOT reviewing applications for the 2020-2021 admissions cycle.

Application Materials

When applying to a Psychology Graduate Program you must complete the following:

Graduate School Application

Submit a completed Graduate School application and pay the application fee.

GRE Scores

Submit your GRE general test scores to the University of Montana Graduate School using the school code of 4489. Please note: School Psychology PhD and SSP applicants, you do not need to take the GRE Psychology Subject Test. More GRE information. For the December 1st, 2020 application deadline, the GRE requirement has been waived due to Covid-19 for Experimental PhD applicants as well as School Psychology PhD and SSP applicants. GRE scores will not be required for Fall 2021 admissions.

Letters of Recommendation

Submit three letters of recommendation via the online application. If you opt to have your letter writers submit recommendations electronically you will provide an email address for each on your application and they will, in turn, receive an email with download instructions. Your letter writers may instead choose to send hard copies directly to the department. If that is the case, each letter should arrive in a sealed envelope with the letter writer's signature across the seal. If your recommendation writers choose to use the online system please do not also send duplicate hard copies.

Personal Statement

Upload a personal statement to the online application. Please mention the faculty member(s) whose research interests best match your own, and with whom you would like to work. If you opt to include your personal statement via the online system please do not send a duplicate hard copy. Upload your Curriculum Vitae to the online application. If you opt to include your CV via the online system please do not send a duplicate hard copy.

Note: The CV is a required component for the clinical and school programs and recommended for the experimental.

Official Transcripts

Applicants must provide official transcripts from ALL undergraduate and graduate schools previously attended. Institutions can send them directly to the Psychology Department (see address below) or applicants can send them to the department. Please note that if an applicant chooses to send a transcript it must be official and arrive in the original sealed envelope or it will be considered invalid. If your institution offers an online transmission of transcripts option please have your e-script transmissions sent to the Psychology Department (PsychologyDepartment@umontana.edu). If you can only use the National Student Clearinghouse, please select University of Montana as the recipient.  For further information or e-script questions Email the Graduate School: grad.school@umontana.edu.

Writing Sample

Applicants may also upload a writing sample to their application, but it is not required

Application Deadlines and Review

Application Deadline for Fall Admission: December 1

Experimental Applicants

Complete application packets received after this date will be considered on a space available basis.

School Psychology Applicants

Complete application packets received after this date will be considered on a space available basis.