- Online Application: Click here.
- Admission term = Fall.
- Select Program Code:
- MPPS (Master of Professional Studies in Clinical Psychological Science)
- GRE’s are not required.
- Nonrefundable application fee of $75.00 is required.
- Application Supplementary Forms (ASF)
- Essay #1: Please describe your previous educational and vocational experiences and how these have prepared you for graduate study in clinical psychology. (500 words max)
- Essay #2: Please describe your goals and why you are interested in attending this program. (500 words max)
- Provide a listing of the Official Transcripts (i.e., from where transcripts are coming).
- All other information may be left blank.
- Official Transcripts
- Submit a complete set of official transcripts to:
Attn: Graduate Admissions Room 0130 Mitchell Building
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
International students have additional requirements.
Admission to University of Maryland graduate programs is highly competitive and space is limited. Academic programs review admissions applications and credentials and make recommendations to the Dean of the Graduate School, who makes the final admission decision and notifies applicants. The Graduate School has established the following minimum admission criteria for all students:
- Applicants must have earned a four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, or an equivalent degree from a non-U.S. institution.
- Applicants must have earned a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) in all prior undergraduate and graduate coursework.
- Applicants must provide an official hard copy of a transcript for all of their post-secondary work.
- An applicant who is in the process of finishing up requirements for an undergraduate degree may apply for provisional admission. Official transcripts indicating receipt of the degree must be submitted before the end of the first semester. Registration for a second semester will not be permitted unless these documents are received by the Graduate School.
International Students: Additional Qualifications
IThe MPS in Clinical Psychological Science is a fully online program. No international documentation is necessary and no documentation (F1 or J1 student visas or an I-20) will be issued. International students and applicants with foreign credentials have the following additional requirements:
- International Academic Credentials
Official copy of all previous degrees/diplomas and transcripts issued in the original language must be accompanied with a literal English Translation. For a suggestion list of organizations that provide document translation, click here.
- Evidence of English Proficiency
Options for providing evidence include either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Scores must meet minimum requirements.
- Visa Documentation
If you are already in the United States, attach copies of your passport, US visa, I-94 card, and all pages of your I-20/DS-2019. Permanent Residents or holders of another visa status must include copies of the Immigration documents showing your status. Send or FAX to:
For US citizens or permanent residents with foreign credentials: if your native language is not English and you do not hold a degree from an institution in the U.S. or one of the Anglophone countries and areas as listed below, you are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores. Students who have or will be awarded a degree from the U.S., United Kingdom, Anglophone Africa, Anglophone Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and the Commonwealth Caribbean prior to enrolling in the University of Maryland are not required to submit TOEFL or IELTS.
Graduate Student Services
2123 Lee Building
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Check with the State Department prior to submitting your application to determine whether or not your visa permits participation in this program.
Admission is only for the fall semester. All application materials must be received by the deadlines below.
- For best consideration: March 1
- Final deadline: June 1
- Final deadline: February 1
- International students have additional requirements.
The admission notification process at the University of Maryland adheres to the following timeline:
- The academic unit makes recommendation of admission to the Graduate School.
- The academic unit informs the student of the admission recommendation.
- The Graduate School reviews all documents and application materials to ensure that minimum qualifications are met.
- The Graduate School sends the official admission decision via e-mail provided in program application.
Intent to Enroll
Once the Graduate School provides the official admission decision, the Office of Extended Studies e-mails admitted students with registration instructions. Should a student not register for his or her admission term, then the offer of admission is rescinded by the Graduate School and the student is automatically cancelled from the program.
Graduate School Policies
Prior to submitting your application, read carefully the information found at the Graduate School’s Web site: http://www.gradschool.umd.edu/welcome/welcome.html.