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  • Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology

    • Bruce Hall, Suite 201
    • tel: 610-499-1206
    • fax: 610-499-4625
  • Lauren Naylor

    • Graduate Admission Support Specialist
    • Kapelski Learning Center Room 120
    • tel: 610-499-4188


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.

The online application will open on September 13, 2018.  An online application, including all supporting credentials, must be received by 11:59pm EST,December 7, 2018 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

*This fee is a Widener University supplemental fee and is in addition to the PsyCAS fee. To pay this fee, please click here
Essays Yes
Letters of Recommendation Yes (3)
Transcripts Yes
GRE Yes- GRE code 7826
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 Application Materials

All applicants must apply to the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) program through the Psychology Centralized Application Service (PsyCAS) website. All supplemental materials, including essays, transcripts, letters of recommendation, and GRE scores must be submitted through PsyCAS. Official transcripts must be sent to PsyCAS, not Widener, for verification. Please click here for instructions on how to send transcripts.The deadline to submit a complete application, including supporting materials, for Fall 2019 admission consideration is December 7.

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 2019 are below:

  • Wednesday, January 16, 2019 (Make up day: January 20, 2019)
  • Wednesday, January 30, 2019 (Make up day: February 6, 2019)
  • Wednesday, February 13, 2019 (Make up day: February 20, 2019)
  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019 (Make up day: March 1, 2019)

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.