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Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd. #11010
Bowling Green, Ky. 42101-1010
On March 1, the clinical program faculty begin the evaluation of all applicants. Acceptance into the program is competitive. Applicants to the clinical psychology program need a minimum GRE Verbal score of 146, GRE Quantitative score of 141; overall Grade Point Average of 2.75, and a Psychology Grade Point Average of 3.00. Students must also have completed 18 semester hours (usually six classes) in Psychology, which has to include statistics or experimental methodology, and abnormal psychology courses. Selection is competitive and most students are well above the minimum criteria. Here is a comparison between students who were admitted to the clinical program and students who applied to the program. We have recently added a Personal Statement to our application process. This 500-word statement should describe the student's applied and research interests in clinical psychology and general career goals.
Once the clinical faculty select candidates, they must be approved by Graduate Studies, so, while you will hear from the Clinical Coordinator that you have been recommended for acceptance, the actual acceptance letter will come from the Dean of Graduate Studies. As one more complicating factor, in order to be accepted into the clinical psychology MA program, students must be accepted into the WKU graduate college. However, acceptance into the graduate college does not guarantee acceptance into the clinical program.
We strongly encourage applications from people of under-represented groups and are interested in applicants from all backgrounds. WKU is committed to equal opportunity in its educational programs and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, or sexual orientation.