Please follow all of these steps to ensure your application is complete. Submit questions about the Ph.D. program and admissions procedures to firstname.lastname@example.org
Two Application Documents are Required
All applicants must submit 2 parts of the application to be considered for admission to the Clinical and Health Psychology Doctoral Program:
1) University of Florida Graduate School’s online application; and
2) Clinical and Health Psychology Supplemental Application.
Both are required – if one part of the application is submitted, but not the other, the applicant’s materials will NOT be reviewed.
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1) UF Admissions Graduate School Application
Complete the online UF Graduate application.
You MUST select the correct “Program of Study” for us to receive your application. Please read the instructions to do so here.
Personal Statement: Explain your purpose for graduate study, including your current degree goals and reasons for selecting Clinical Psychology. Be sure to describe your interest areas in clinical psychology, your career plans, and why you are a good fit for our program in 400-500 words. Be sure to state how these align with the Scientist-Practitioner Model within Health Services Psychology.
**The content of this statement may be the same as the content that you submit in the Clinical and Health Psychology Supplemental application.
2) Clinical and Health Psychology Supplemental Application
Complete the CHP Supplemental Application here.
There is no cost/fee associated with this application. It is best to review the application in advance of when you plan to enter information or submit it.
Personal Statements within the Clinical and Health Psychology Supplemental Application:
- Explain your purpose for graduate study, including your current degree goals and reasons for selecting Clinical Psychology. Be sure to describe your interest areas in clinical psychology, your career plans, and why you are a good fit for our program in 400-500 words. Be sure to state how these align with the Scientist-Practitioner Model within Health Services Psychology. The content of this statement may be the same as the content that you submit in the UF application.
- Describe your key research and clinical experiences (i.e., training, employment, volunteer) and how these have prepared you for doctoral training in clinical psychology in our program in 150-200 words. The content of this statement may be the same as or similar to the content that you submit in the UF application.
- Describe what sets you apart from other applicants in 150-200 words.
At the end of the Supplemental Application, you MUST make note of the return code (click here to see an image of this screen) or you will NOT be able to access the application again. All information must be submitted by the application deadline.
Only unofficial transcripts are necessary to apply for consideration. Upload unofficial transcripts to both the University of Florida’s online application and Clinical and Health Psychology’s supplemental application in RedCap.
Official transcripts from ALL institutions the applicant attended are required ONLY when admitted to the program, for courses taken as degree or non-degree seeking.
Transcripts from a study abroad program are not needed if the courses are listed on the student’s home institution transcript.
When ordering transcripts by PDF, please be aware that the University of Florida’s Office of Admissions only accepts PDF transcripts from Parchment, National Clearing House, and eScript.
The email address for receipt of these transcripts is TE@admissions.ufl.edu. For questions about international transcripts see this page: https://admissions.ufl.edu/apply/international/
Transcripts should be mailed to:
University of Florida Office of Admissions
1478 Union Road
Gainesville, FL 32611-1942
Describe pertinent work history, applied and research experience, papers published, honors obtained, and special computer and language proficiencies.
Please attach the resume/CV in a PDF format to both the University of Florida’s online application and Clinical and Health Psychology Supplemental application.
Faculty accepting students in Fall 2024
|Prior experience and/or substantial interest in multivariate statistical analysis of longitudinal data, ideally using the R programming language; experience with REDCap and data management would be helpful; substantive interest in social determinants of health and cognitive disparities in normal aging.|
|Seeking students with an interest in the intersection of psycho-oncology, psychoneuroimmunology, and women’s health|
|Prior experience with neuroimaging analysis (SPM, FSL, AFNI, etc.), basic programming experience preferred; Interest In cognitive and neurophysiological changes in the context of aging, disease, and alcohol/substance use|
|Research interests in the treatment and prevention of adult obesity and obesity-related conditions (e.g., cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes) and in digital behavioral health. Prior clinical research experience preferred.|
5) Diversity Statement: Optional
There are many factors that can contribute to student diversity in the Ph.D. program, such as personal identity (e.g., ethnic identity, religious identity, national origin), intellectual contributions (typically in the form of research interests), and personal history or experiences that allow the one to bring a unique perspective/worldview (e.g., history of overcoming significant disadvantage, first in the family to go to college). Please comment on how your own experiences and interests would help foster or enrich the diversity of views, ideas, and experiences in the Ph.D. program. Your statement should be no more than 250 words.
6) Three Letters of Recommendation
You are required to obtain three (3) letters of recommendation that must be submitted through the graduate school online application system. Please advise your recommenders that the online recommendation submission form has a limited word count and if copying and pasting the letter from another program, they should be certain that the entire letter has been pasted. It is preferable for the recommenders to type directly into the form. Letters cannot exceed two single-spaced pages.
For international applicants, UF will accept alternative indicators of English language proficiency in lieu of IELTS and TOEFL scores if both tests are unavailable to the applicant. Alternatives could include:
- TOEFL ITP Plus for China scores (click for details: TOEFL ITP China)
- Pearson PTE Academic scores (click for details: PTE Academic)
- Duolingo scores (click for details: Duolingo)
- Documented departmental interviews (in person or via Skype/Zoom)
- Documentation of extensive experience with living and working in an English-language environment
- Any combination of these alternatives
Recent statistics suggest that the average first-year student has a combined verbal and quantitative GRE of 314 and an undergraduate GPA of 3.63. For more information see Student Admissions, Outcomes and Other Data. All students had, in addition to didactic preparation, some practical experience of a clinical or research nature prior to enrollment. The admission committee places particular emphasis on prior research experience, the breadth, and quality of the undergraduate preparation in basic science and psychology, letters of recommendation, and personal statements.
Official GRE Scores are WAIVED
The GRE General Test and GRE Psychology Subject Test are NOT required for admissions. Scores included in your application will be removed before the Admissions Committee review.