The deadline for RECEIPT of applications and all supporting materials is:
December 1, 2012
Below is some information that is specific to the clinical program:
- Your research interests and experience. Please provide detailed information on your interests and the types of research projects in which you have participated, including your specific responsibilities.
- Your clinical interests and experience. Please give us an idea of the types of clinical experience (volunteer or otherwise) in which you have participated. Please be specific concerning your responsibilities.
- Clinical program faculty you feel match with your interests. The extent to which an applicant's research and professional interests correspond to the interests of existing faculty is an important factor in the selection process.
- Information about any exceptional life achievements and, where applicable, your knowledge of and experience with different cultures.
The admission team's rating of the applicant's credentials is based on their appraisal of the application materials. The admissions team assigns a credentials score to each application, which reflects the total number of points achieved after being evaluated on each of the above dimensions. The admissions committee has the option of nominating additional applicants to the interview pool whose credentials in the judgment of the committee, do not adequately reflect the candidates' true strengths and qualifications.
High scoring applicants (usually the top 25-30) are invited to visit the URI campus for a series of personal interviews with faculty and graduate students. All applicants selected for interviews are invited on the same day. Each invited applicant is interviewed by at least two faculty members in separate individual interviews and by two graduate students in a single informational interview. The personal interview is an important part of the admissions selection process and attendance is strongly recommended. Applicants are typically given at least two weeks notice if they are to be invited. Failure to attend interviews constitutes a withdrawal from the admissions process and the application will not be considered further. Telephone interviews will be conducted only in special circumstances.
The final step in the process is the selection of the applicants to be recommended to the Dean of the Graduate School for admission to the clinical program. Candidates are selected on the basis of their final scores and the degree of "fit" or match between applicants' interests and strengths and the faculty's research and clinical interests. In almost all cases the Dean of the Graduate School follows the recommendations of the faculty. However, the final responsibility for admission to the program rests with the Dean of the Graduate School.
If you have any questions about the admissions process please contact:
Psychology Graduate Admissions
10 Chafee Rd, Suite 8
Kingston, RI 02881
401-874-4225 | firstname.lastname@example.org