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Application Instructions

Instructions to the applicant for the Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology at LIU Brooklyn.

ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS SHOULD BE MAILED IN A SINGLE ENVELOPE TO THE GRADUATE ADMISSIONS PROCCESSING CENTER:

LIU Brooklyn
Admissions Processing Center
P.O. Box 810
Randolph, MA 02368-0810

All application materials must be received by JANUARY 5. Applications will be formally reviewed starting DECEMBER 1. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible.

It is important that applicants to the program self-manage their applications. All supplemental documents, excluding the GRE, should be sent through postal mail in a single envelope to the address of the Admissions Processing Center listed above. Only complete applications will be reviewed by the Faculty review committee. If an applicant has any questions or concerns during the application process, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions office at gradadmissions@brooklyn.liu.edu.

***Please read the following instructions carefully. If there is a discrepancy between them and the instructions printed in the application form, these specific Ph.D. Program instructions take precedence.

A. IN ORDER TO EXPEDITE THE APPLICATION PROCESS YOU MUST COMPLETE YOUR APPLICATION ON-LINE. ALL OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS SHOULD BE MAILED IN ONE PACKAGE TO:

LIU Brooklyn
Admissions Processing Center
P.O. Box 810
Randolph, MA 02368-0810

PLEASE NOTE THAT EVERY PRINTED PAGE SUBMITTED BY THE APPLICANT SHOULD LIST THE APPLICANT’S NAME AND DATE OF BIRTH IN THE HEADER.

B. REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS:
Complete the online application.

An official transcript from EACH undergraduate and graduate institution attended should be sent directly to the Graduate Admissions Processing Center.

The official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores (Verbal, Quantitative, and subject test in Psychology) will be sent electronically by ETS upon your request to LIU Brooklyn. Please note the GRE subject test in Psychology is required of all applicants.

Students whose native language is not English should have official scores of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) sent by ETS to LIU Brooklyn.

The following materials should sent directly in one packet to the Graduate Admissions Processing Center:

  1. Three letters of recommendation, two of which must be from psychology professors, should be sent directly to the Graduate Admissions Processing Center.
  2. A separate list should be made of all employment including volunteer work, which you have had over the last two years. This should be in reverse chronological order, beginning with the most recent placement. Indicate the place of employment, the nature of the work, the dates, and how many hours per week it involved. A current curriculum vitae can be substituted, if preferred. Information about hours per week of work can be added to the C.V.
  3. A separate list should be made of all undergraduate and graduate psychology courses taken, indicating where the course was taken, the grade received for the course, and the semester and year it was completed. The applicant should compute his/her Psychology GPA for undergraduate and graduate courses. On this same page, list scores received on the GRE and the dates the exams were taken.
  4. On a separate page, a personal statement should discuss the development of your interest in clinical psychology, relevant experience, and your professional goals. The personal statement should reflect the personal qualities the applicant believes will make him/her a good Clinical Psychologist. Keep in mind we would like a personal statement not a reiteration of a C.V.

If an applicant has any questions or concerns during the application process please contact Rshana Shurriah, Ph.D. Admissions Coordinator, at rshana.shurriah@liu.edu.

C. THE TABLE BELOW SUMMURIZES HOW APPLICATION ITEMS SHOULD BE SENT.

Application Item Method of Submission
Graduate Application Apply online
Official Transcripts from each college attended Mail to:
LIU Brooklyn Admissions Processing Center P.O. Box 810 Randolph, MA 02368-0810
GRE scores (General and subject test in Psychology) TOEFL/IELTS (non-native English speakers only) Sent directly by ETS upon request.
School Code 2369
3 letters of recommendation Mail to:
LIU Brooklyn Admissions Processing Center
P.O. Box 810
Randolph, MA 02368-0810
Curriculum Vitae Mail to:
LIU Brooklyn Admissions Processing Center
P.O. Box 810
Randolph, MA 02368-0810
List of undergraduate/graduate psychology courses Mail to:
LIU Brooklyn Admissions Processing Center
P.O. Box 810
Randolph, MA 02368-0810
Personal statement Mail to:
LIU Brooklyn Admissions Processing Center
P.O. Box 810
Randolph, MA 02368-0810

D. FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION
Students should apply for financial aid at the time of their application for admission to the program by filling out the FASFA form.

E. MINIMUM CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION
Please see the LIU Brooklyn Graduate Bulletin and the Information Handbook for Prospective Students for a description of the Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology. The minimum criteria for admissions include: (a) combined verbal and quantitative GRE scores of 302 (new system) or 1100 (old system); (b) an undergraduate GPA of 3.2; (c) a psychology GPA of 3.4; (d) a minimum score of 550 on the GRE subject test in Psychology; and (e) 15 credits in psychology, with statistics and experimental psychology required. Note: these are only the minimum criteria for admission. Due to the competitive nature of the program, many applicants accepted have higher scores and GPAs.
See the Information Handbook for Prospective Students for more information.

F. SCREENING OF APPLICANTS
Initial screening of applicants will be based on the formal material submitted by each candidate. Those applicants who pass this initial screening will be invited for an interview with the faculty and will have the opportunity to meet and talk with advanced students in the Ph.D. program. The personal interview is structured to maximize the opportunity for communication between the applicant and the departmental admission committee members. These interviews will take place at the end of January and the beginning of February. Following these interviews the final evaluation by the admissions committee will be completed as expeditiously as possible. All candidates will be notified of their admission status by April 1.

Those applicants whom we are unable to offer a place in the Ph.D. program may be eligible for the M.A. program in Psychology. We will automatically forward these applications to the M.A. program for review.