Admission into the Clinical Psychology graduate program at UTSC is competitive and requires significant applicant preparation. Below is some guidance to assist prospective students in maximizing the success of their application. Although we encourage all eligible students to apply, we strongly suggest all applicants review and consider the admissions data and selection criteria outlined below prior to applying.
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I have completed my undergraduate or graduate degree in a field that is not psychology. How will this affect my application?
I have already completed my Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at another institution. Should I apply directly to the Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology?
I have a Master's in ________ (not clinical psychology). How do I know if this is equivalent enough to apply for the PhD?
If I apply to the PhD program, would I automatically be considered for the MA program too?
How many courses can be missing from a previous Master's degree in order to be considered for the PhD program?
How will Credit/ No Credit (pass/fail) grades impact the evaluation of my transcripts in the admissions process and GPA calculation?
Are the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General and Psychology Subject tests necessary for my application to your field?
How is the admission GPA calculated?
My GPA is below the A- minimum requirement. Am I still eligible to apply?
What psychology and/or other courses should I have completed to be considered a competitive candidate?
I am currently completing my final year of undergrad and my final year marks will not be available by the application deadline. How will my GPA be calculated without these grades?
What type of research experience should I have when applying to the program?
What should I include in my personal statement?
As a mature student, I am having difficulty obtaining an academic letter of reference. Can I submit a professional reference from my employer instead?
Since reference letters from admitting faculty will not be accepted, who exactly does this refer to--are they all of the individuals sitting on the selection committee or the professors indicated as potential supervisors on my application?
How does my application to your field affect my application to the OISE field? If I apply to your field but am not successful, will I still be considered for the field at OISE? Can I apply to both fields at the same time?
Is preference given to undergraduate students who have maintained a full course load in their last two years of study?
Can this program be completed on a part-time basis?
Does completion of the PhD in either the UTSC or OISE fields lead to competency in "Clinical Psychology" with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO)?
What is the difference between the Counselling & Clinical Psychology programs offered at UTSC and OISE?
Is your field accredited by the Canadian Psychology Association (CPA)?
Where may I find the list of professors supervising students in your field?
Am I required to secure a supervisor before I apply?
What criteria should I consider when selecting a potential supervisor?
Having completed my undergraduate or graduate degree as an international student, how can I verify that I meet the application criteria?
What funding is available to students?
As an internationally educated professional currently in the process of registering with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO), the College has requested that I complete a certain additional courses to gain my certification. Can I be granted access to these select graduate courses without enrolling in the entire program?