The Clinical Psychology PsyD Program builds upon the foundation of coursework obtained during undergraduate and/or graduate education as well as relevant prior experiences. Admission decisions are based on the overall fit of each applicant to the mission and aims of the PsyD program.

The Admissions Committee conducts a comprehensive review of all application materials with particular regard for the breadth and depth of an applicant's background based on the personal statement, prior clinical and research experiences, and letters of recommendation. Scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Psychology Subject Test, and a review of the undergraduate, and where relevant, graduate transcripts provide an indication of an applicant's general knowledge and ability to succeed in the program.

Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted for Fall admission only.

  • For Fall 2020, applications must be submitted by:  December 1, 2019
  • PsyD interview day: February 24, 2020
  • Diversity Scholars day: February 25, 2020

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Applications are reviewed as they are submitted.

USF Clinical Psychology Diversity Scholars Program 2020

The USF PsyD program is founded on values of social justice, health equity, and cultural responsiveness in teaching, clinical work and research endeavors. We are pleased to invite eligible prospective applicants to apply to our Diversity Scholars Program.

Eligibility & Application

Licensure and Accreditation

The Program is accredited, on contingency by the American Psychological Association (APA). This status, available to new doctoral programs, is effective beginning 07/22/18 and was granted for five years. In the fall of 2021, APA’s Commission on Accreditation (COA) will review outcome data for students in the program and program graduates via a self-study and site visit, after which the program will be reviewed for full accreditation status.

Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation: Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation American Psychological Association 750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002 Phone: (202) 336-5979 / E-mail: Web:

The Program is also accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and has Associate Member status in the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP).

Graduates of the PsyD program at USF, once they have completed required postdoctoral hours, are eligible for to apply for licensure in California (and other states) as psychologists.