The instructions on this page for the Clinical doctoral program only. The application deadline is Dec 1, 2017.

For applications to the Brain and Cognitive sciences, Developmental, or Social Psychology doctoral programs please use the links on the main admissions procedure page to apply via the PSYCAS portal.

Before Applying:

Before preparing your application please read our requirements for admission and FAQ pages.

Temple University undergraduates interested in applying to the Temple University Psychology Department graduate program, please click here.

How to Apply to the Clinical Psychology Program:

1. Complete the initial application to the Graduate School at Temple.
a. Visit and follow the directions to apply online.
b. After filling in your personal information you will be asked to select a program. Select “Psychology/PhD” and then select your specific area of concentration (Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Clinical, Developmental, or Social).
c. Complete the application, submit, and pay electronically. Print out a copy of the application for your files.

NOTE: When you are working on the Statement of Goals (item 23 in the application), which is required of all students, here are some guidelines to assist you.  Your statement of goals should emphasize your individual strengths, interests, and future objectives.  The quality of your statement may be critical for acceptance into the program, as well as for any financial aid.

2. Return to this page to prepare additional application materials.
a. Download and complete the four page Graduate Data Sheet that is required to accompany the Temple University Application for Graduate Study.
b. Please prepare a resumé (also called a CV in academic circles).
c. Have available the Statement of Goals from your on-line application.

3. Submitting additional materials for your application.
a. We use Interfolio to collect and submit the additional application materials. Please create an account at to submit your materials.  There is a fee for opening an Interfolio account, but it is worth it for the convenience that it will bring to you and those who write letters for you.

b. Request three confidential letters of recommendation from your evaluators through your Interfolio account.  Please note that obtaining letters of recommendation through your Interfolio account replaces the stipulation on the graduate school application instructions that paper reference reports for Psychology applicants should be returned sealed to the applicant, who will then forward them with all other application materials in one complete package to the department.  When you use Interfolio to obtain your letters of recommendation, you DO NOT need to have paper copies of the letters mailed to you or send them via postal mail to the department.  You can ignore instructions, including those on the Temple University Graduate School site, that say otherwise.  All we need are letters sent through Interfolio.  In addition, we do not have any other forms for your letter writers to fill out.  All we require is a letter.  There is no summary rating or evaluation form.

c. Have your official Transcripts Sent to Temple University Psychology Department. Request that transcripts from all your undergraduate institutions (including those from which you did not receive a degree) be sent to Temple University Department of Psychology.  If you have completed graduate credits, transcripts from those institutions should also be sent to us. All official transcripts should be sent to the following address:

Graduate Coordinator
Dept. of Psychology
657 Weiss Hall (265-67)
1701 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6085

d. Upload copies of your transcripts to your Interfolio Account. These can be unofficial or student copies of transcripts. Graduate transcripts (if applicable) should also be uploaded here. We need these unofficial transcripts so that we will have electronic versions of all your important documents in your Interfolio file, in addition to the official versions sent to the Psychology Department.

e.  In addition to the copies of your transcripts, please upload the following required application materials to your Interfolio account.  The completed Graduate Data Sheet, your Statement of Goals (which Interfolio calls a Personal Statement), and your CV.  If available, copies of any publications can also be uploaded.

f.  Once you have your application materials pulled together, please do the following to have your application submitted to the department.
  • Start a new “Delivery” within Interfolio.
  • Search for “Temple” to pull up the entry for the appropriate program.
  • Add the appropriate documents to be submitted.
  • Select “Electronic Delivery” as the delivery method.
  • Check out your delivery.
  • You will receive email confirmation from Interfolio when your delivery is complete.

Please make sure that all those documents are sent to us through Interfolio and are not up-loaded to your Temple application. The documents just listed are separate from your Temple application, and must be submitted through Interfolio if we are to receive them.

Your Interfolio account is not linked to your application to the Graduate School at Temple. Therefore, after you send your documents through Interfolio, your Temple Graduate School application may list missing documents (i.e., those submitted through Interfolio). Do not be concerned, as this is a procedural matter only. If your application is missing any necessary documents, we will contact you. No one will be rejected because of missing documents. If you do not hear from us requesting any information, then you can rest assured that your application is complete.

4. Have your test scores sent to Temple. 
Please have your GRE scores (and English proficiency scores if required) sent to Temple University electronically by ETS; the Temple University code is 2906.