Application Procedures
Application Deadline: February 1
Admission to the program is competitive with applications due on February 1 for classes beginning the following fall. We only admit students in the fall semester.

Required Application Materials:
The following materials must be submitted for an application to be considered complete:

  1. Unofficial transcripts
  2. Official Graduate Record Examination (G.R.E.) scores
    • Due to the global pandemic, it is understood that some applicants will not have an opportunity to take the GRE. Given this, submitting GRE scores for the 2023 application cycle is optional. To clarify, if you wish to submit GRE scores as part of your application, they will be accepted and taken into consideration when evaluating your application. On the other hand, if you were unable to take the GRE and do not have scores to submit, your application will still be reviewed. Applications submitted without GRE scores will be given full consideration (i.e., the lack of GRE scores will not adversely affect your chances of being considered for admission to the program).
  3. A copy of your curriculum vita
  4. A roughly 2-page statement of purpose that outlines:
    • Your research and clinical experiences (i.e., what you have done in terms of clinical/applied work as well as research)
    • Your specific research and clinical interests (i.e., areas of expertise you would like to develop during your education)
    • Your post-master’s degree goals (i.e., what you plan to do after completing a master’s degree)
    • Your ultimate career goals (i.e., what you see yourself doing after completing your education)
    • What about our program appeals to you (i.e., why are you applying to our program)
  5. Three letters of reference sent directly from persons who know your academic ability.
    • Please include references from three individuals who can speak toward your academic, research, and/or interpersonal skills. Letters from psychology faculty are preferred; however, letters from faculty in other academic departments are welcomed. Letters from employers are acceptable as well if jobs are related to human services. The Clinical Psychology program at Minnesota State, Mankato is designed to prepare students for doctoral-level training. Therefore, letter writers should provide an assessment of the applicant’s potential to complete doctoral-level training in the future.

No file is reviewed until all required materials have been received. Applicants are advised of the Clinical Program Committee's decisions as soon as possible.

Begin Application Process

To schedule a campus visit or to inquire about admission to the clinical psychology program:
Jeffrey Buchanan, Ph.D., Director of Clinical Training
Department of Psychology
Armstrong Hall 103
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Mankato, MN 56001

Phone: 507-389-5824