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  • Admission Requirements

    Admission into the Clinical Science doctoral program is competitive. Successful applicants have significant research experience and strong letters of recommendation. Enrolled students demonstrate interest in clinical science by clear articulation (in personal statements and interviews) of research questions and desire for a clinical science career; record of academic achievement evidenced by high GPAs (mean GPA for 2017 class = 3.77); high aptitude evidenced by high GRE scores (mean Verbal = 156 and mean Quant = 154 for 2017 class); and professional accomplishment described in personal statements and recommendations from past mentors.

    Please Note: Applications are due by midnight on December 1. Please contact psygrad@fiu.edu with questions.

  • How to Apply

    Visit the Graduate Resources page to view the process for applying to Psychology graduate programs and the University Graduate School.

    Please Note: Applications are due by midnight on December 1. Please contact psygrad@fiu.edu) with questions.

  • Funding

    All students are guaranteed 12-month support ($19,194 + tuition waiver) for 4 years. (Students who do not remain in good academic standing may risk losing their funding.) Although not guaranteed, it is normative for students across programs to remain in residence for a fifth year with funding (tuition and stipend). Historically, all students in the department’s 5 Ph.D. programs have been funded during their 5th year.

    Funding reflects several pathways: Research Assistantships, Teaching Assistantships, Center for Children and Families Clinical Assistantship, and Awards/ Fellowships. All forms of financial support include summer responsibilities and compensation. All clinical science students apply for external funding for their dissertations as part of degree requirements. Students are encouraged to apply for additional scholarship and fellowship opportunities, internal and external (e.g., APF, COGDOP, APA) awards. Contracts prohibit students from accepting any external employment opportunities during their funded doctoral training.

    Students receive information on stipend, tuition waiver, fees, and health insurance in their Welcome Package. More information is available from the University Graduate School.

    For additional funding opportunities, visit the Graduate Resources page.