The online application
system is now OPEN!
ALL MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY
DECEMBER 1, 2012
Please visit http://www.psychology.sdsu.edu/doctoral/faculty2013.html for a list of faculty
interested in taking a student for Fall 2013
Please note, offers for interviews will be made in
mid-January. Our two-day interview process will take
place February 18th and 19th.
THE APPLICATION PROCESS
FOR FALL 2013 MUST BE DONE IN TWO PARTS!
Between October 1, 2012 and December 1, 2012, submit an
application to the California State University System
using the following procedures:
Complete a California State University (CSU)
application online at CSU. The major title is listed as:
Clinical Psychology (PHD)
If you have not yet registered for the GRE
Psychology Subject Test on October 13, 2012, you may
want to consider "Standby Testing": http://www.ets.org/gre/subject/register/accommodations/
- Payment for the $55 application fee can be
made by check, money order, or credit card
following the instructions on the CSU Mentor
- Submit one set of official
transcripts from each college or university
attended to Graduate Admissions; DO NOT
send these before you apply to CSU, DO
NOT send to the Selection Committee;
doing so will delay the application process.
- Submit official scores for
the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test
and Advanced Test in Psychology (required for
our program); the institution code for San Diego
State University (R4682) and the code for Clinical
Psychology (2001). [Please Note: Applicants
must take the GRE Psychology Subject Test no
later than the October 13, 2012 administration
date. In addition to submitting official
scores to SDSU, those applicants who take the GRE
on October 13, 2012 must fax their scores to our
offices (619-594-6780) prior to December 1, 2012
in order for their application to be considered
Please send transcripts and GRE scores
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-7416
limited number of CSU application fee waivers are
granted to applicants demonstrating financial need.
Applicants should formally request an Application
Fee Waiver from the SDSU Office of Graduate
note that fee waivers for graduate applications
are NO LONGER AVAILABLE!
Between October 1, 2012 and December 1, 2012, submit our
online program specific application
If you are interested in
applying for a SDSU Psychology Masters program, you must
submit a separate
online application to their program.
Paper applications will
NOT be accepted.
ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY
1) Statements of
purpose, letters of recommendation, vitae, and essays
are all part of the supplemental online application
that will be available starting
October 1, 2012.
2) Letters of
recommendation are part of the supplemental online
application that will be available starting October 1,
2012, and must be completed by the recommender by
December 1, 2012. Paper recommendations will NOT be
3) When filling
out the CSU Mentor application, there is no need to
input your statement of purpose. Please just answer
"See supplemental application"
GRE scores must be RECEIVED by the Graduate Admissions
Office at SDSU by December 1, 2012. If you fax a GRE
report directly to us (619-594-6780) by December 1,
2012, we will consider your application, but cannot
make an official decision about an interview or
acceptance until the official score is received by
5) DO NOT send any application materials
to UCSD at this time. AFTER you are selected for
admission to the Joint
Doctoral Program you will be required to complete a
UCSD application. In other words, only those students
who are admitted to the program and elect to come need
to complete the UCSD application process. After formal
notification from SDSU, students will receive material
from UCSD. Payment of an application fee to UCSD is
Contacting a professor directly about your application
will not better your chances of being accepted. In
fact, for some faculty members it may even decrease
your chances. It is, however, appropriate to contact
professors ahead of time to find out more about their
research if you are considering applying to work with
You must be admitted and enrolled in the JDP Program
to take JDP courses.
Acceptance into the JDP Program is determined by
several factors and the entire file is reviewed; your
prior research experience, recommendations,
publications, GRE scores, and prior coursework all
factor into our decision.
We do not offer weekend/evening courses. You cannot
attend our program part-time. We require full-time
attendance and participation
We do not have Spring admissions. We accept students
for the Fall only.
We do not send information regarding the JDP via
mail. The website contains all of the
information you need to know about the program.
Due to the high volume of applicants, at this time we
cannot accommodate requests for meetings/tours. Also,
due to State of California budget constraints, we
cannot return long distance phone calls.
Until your transcripts are evaluated we cannot give
you a concrete response as to what courses fulfill the
GRE tests and GRE subject tests are two different
tests. Please go to www.gre.org
for more information.
Our program may use social media resources in
determination of applicant suitability.