Applicants

MPS Contact Info

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814

Tricia Crum
Phone: (301) 295-9669
FAX: (301) 295-3034

Uniformed Services University

Applicants

It is important to clearly communicate whether you are applying to the Clinical or Medical Program, and whether you are applying to the Military or Civilian Track within those programs.  The programs evaluate all applicants based on their previous scholastic achievements (i.e., grade point averages, coursework, and GRE scores), letters of recommendation, and the applicant’s responses to essays.  The programs prefer that applicants have earned GPAs above 3.4 in their undergraduate studies and have combined GRE Verbal and Quantitative scores above 300 (combined scores of 1100 in prior GRE scoring system); however, these scores are not used in isolation to eliminate applicants from review.  Faculty look for evidence that an applicant could be successful in the programs (e.g., experiences conducting research, engagement in clinical activities, unusual undergraduate grade patterns, success in graduate level courses, letters of recommendation, and military experiences [i.e., for military track applicants].

Information about which faculty will be taking new students as a research advisor is available here: https://www.usuhs.edu/mps/faculty_advisors

For general guidance about getting into clinical psychology graduate programs the website http://clinicalpsychgradschool.org/ has useful information and resources.

Required Application Materials

Please use this form as a guide for ensuring that you have completed all requirements for your application.  If you are applying to a Military Track, each service will have additional requirements. Required forms for applying are provided below.

Required Forms

Other Materials that must be sent:

  • Official GRE Scores within the past two years
The Advanced Test in Psychology is not required, but may be helpful for applicants with no or little background in psychology. Visit ETS.ORG(link is external) or call 1-800-GRE-CALL for GRE test location options.  The School Code for the GRE is 5824, for both the Department and Institution code.
  • Official transcripts for all post-secondary education
Must be issued directly by the institution and sealed by the institution’s Registrar office.
  • Three letters of recommendation
Letter writers should be familiar with the academic work, military experiences (if applying to military track), scientific achievements, and/or clinical experience/aptitude of the applicant.  Letters may be submitted online to graduateprogram@usuhs.edu(link sends e-mail) or on paper via regular mail; online submissions are strongly preferred.

 Additional information for prospective students is available at the Graduate Education website

All material must be received by 1 December. Information that is being mailed should be sent to:
Uniformed Services University
Graduate Education Office
Building A, Room A1045
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4799
 
You can contact the Graduate Education office at:
Toll Free: 1-800-772-1747
Main: (301) 295-9474/3913