• Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology

    • Bruce Hall, Suite 201
    • tel: 610-499-1206
    • fax: 610-499-4625
  • Jonnelle Rosengrant


Admissions Information, Graduate Clinical Psychology

We’re glad you made the decision to apply to the clinical psychology program here at Widener University. This is the first step in a process that leads to a doctoral degree (PsyD) with a goal of becoming a licensed clinical psychologist.


Successful applicants must hold a bachelor of arts or a bachelor of science degree from an accredited institution. A major in psychology is desirable, but not required. All entering students must have completed a course in statistics, as well as abnormal psychology or psychopathology, and research design or experimental psychology by the time they matriculate in the fall.

An online application, including all supporting credentials, must be received by December 7 to be considered for acceptance into the program. All final admission decisions are made by April 1.

Application Materials Clinical Psychology (PsyD)
Online Application Yes
Application Fee $50
Essays Yes
Letters of Recommendation Yes (3)
Transcripts Yes
Interview Yes (by invitation only)

For dual degree admissions, PsyD/human sexuality applicants have their own essay questions.

Prospective PsyD/criminal justice and PsyD/MBA students apply separately to their corresponding program once they are accepted into the clinical psychology program.

Submitting Supporting Documents

Please make sure that each document is identified with your name. Files will be considered complete and ready for faculty review only after all of your supporting documents are received.

Send all supporting documents to:

Widener University
Office of Graduate Enrollment, Muller Hall
One University Place
Chester, PA 19013

Interview Days

The top candidates are invited to participate in one of four Admissions Interview Days, which include an individual interview and informational sessions.

The interview days for 2017 are below:

  • Wednesday, January 18, 2017 (Make up day: January 25, 2017)
  • Wednesday, February 1, 2017 (Make up day: February 8, 2017)
  • Wednesday, February 15, 2017 (Make up day: February 24, 2017)
  • Wednesday, February 22, 2017 (Make up day: February 24, 2017)

Applicants invited in for an Admissions Interview Day should be prepared to attend the coordinating make up day should the original interview day need to be cancelled (e.g., inclement weather). If an applicant is unable to attend his or her assigned interview day, the applicant has the option to be considered for one of the other available days, but there is no guarantee the applicant will be re-selected.



Assistant Professor Courtney Slater, PhD, talks about the student-centric nature of the clinical psychology program at Widener.