Applying to Graduate Programs in Clinical Psychology:
Tips on applying, interviewing, and deciding where to train
Applying to graduate school can be tough. In addition to selecting programs and preparing your application materials, there are a lot of "unwritten" rules that guide the application selection and interview process. While the following resources are not intended to be in place of good mentorship, we recommend them as resources to help students applying to graduate programs in psychology:
- Mitch's Uncensored Advice for Applying to Graduate School in Clinical Psychology: An excellent resource put together by Dr. Mitch Prinstein at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. This document provides an overview of different doctoral training options in psychology and also provides a nice guide to help you through applying and interviewing.
- A Student's Perspective on Applying to Graduate School Programs in (Clinical) Psychology: This guide is written from the perspective of a doctoral student and serves as a nice companion to Dr. Prinstein's guide.
- Insider's Guide to Graduate Programs in Clinical and Counseling Psychology (2016/2017 edition): This book was recommended to Dr. Gray many years ago when she applied to graduate school and was incredibly helpful in guiding her through the entire process. While applying to graduate school can be a daunting task, the step-by-step approach and concrete examples provided by this book will hopefully help you survive, if not thrive, during the application and interviewing process.