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Ph.D. Program - Clinical Psychology

Preparation and Admission

Applicants to the Clinical Program are required to have a bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting agency or foreign equivalent and to take the GRE general exam. Our program has made the GRE General Test optional for admission to the fall 2021 class. You may submit scores if you have them, and they will be considered by the admissions committee. Applications without GRE scores will be given equal consideration. The Graduate Council requires a minimum grade point average of 2.7 out of a possible 4.0, or a 3.0 during the senior year of undergraduate study.  Applicants with previous graduate work must have a grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent on all graduate work.  In general, most of our students have GRE combined verbal and quantitative scores of over 300 and undergraduate GPA’s over 3.5.  A Master’s degree is not required for admission into our doctoral programs; however, students who hold Master’s degrees are encouraged to apply to our doctoral programs.  Additional information may be obtained from the University of Tennessee Graduate Catalog at

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