Ph.D. Program in Clinical-Community Psychology

Offered Jointly by the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the University of Alaska Anchorage

 

 
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Admissions

Minimum Admission Requirements

The following are general university requirements that must be met to be considered for admission to the Ph.D. Program in Clinical-Community Psychology with Rural, Indigenous Emphasis:

  • Compliance with the University Requirements for a doctoral degree and admission to graduate studies as detailed in the current UAF Catalog.

  •  Bachelorís degree (B.S. or B.A. or B.Ed.) from an accredited institution; major in psychology or related field preferred.

  • Minimum of a 3.0 (B) cumulative undergraduate Grade Point Average.

  • Minimum of a 3.0 (B) Grade Point Average in your major.

  •  Coursework in the areas of abnormal psychology, statistics, research methods, and at least one of the following: personality, clinical psychology, social psychology, or community psychology.

Application Procedures

  • Graduate Application for Admission - Apply to the University of Alaska Anchorage - ONLY! 

    To apply to the Joint PhD program, go to https://uaonline.alaska.edu/ and follow the Admissions Login Information. 
    For the Application Type -  ALL applicants MUST to choose for the Campus the University of Alaska Anchorage and then select Doctoral Program. 
    Within the application itself, there will be a question regarding campus of preference, this is where applicants can indicate whether they would like to reside in Anchorage, Fairbanks or if they have No Preference.   
     

  • Official Transcripts

    Official transcripts need to be received under separate cover from all post-secondary institutions attended and degree-awarding since high school.  Request that official transcripts be sent by your prior universities directly to the UAA Office of Admissions. 
    If official transcripts are being sent in your application packet, please make sure the envelopes are sealed and have not been opened; otherwise, they are not considered official.
     

  • Letter of Intent (see additional guidelines)

    A detailed letter of interest and intent following the guidelines provided on the Application Form and above must be submitted. This letter of intent requests information on clinical and/or community experience; research experience; interest in Rural and Indigenous Psychology; and a personal statement describing your professional goals and interests.   

     

  • Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)

    GRE scores are not required for admission to the Ph.D. Program. However, candidates who believe their GRE scores are more indicative of their potential in the Ph.D. program than their GPA are encouraged to submit them.  If you opt to send us these scores, please include copies of GRE scores to the UAA Office of Admissions. 
     
     

  • Professional Vita

    Professional vita, including documentation regarding academic, research, and professional experiences; special projects and activities; and recognitions or honors.  Include a copy of your vita in the application packets to submit to the UAA Office of Admissions. 
     
     

  • Reference Letters (see additional guidelines)

    Minimum of three professional references (preferably curriculum or research advisors, major course instructors with whom the students had contact in more than one course, and/or supervisors). Each reference must have been contacted to provide a signed and completed Reference Rating Form and letter of support.  Letters of support and reference rating forms must be received in a sealed envelope, signed by the reference across the envelope closure.  Include the signed and sealed envelopes in your application packet and submit them to the UAA Office of Admissions. 
     
     

  • Disclosure Form and Criminal Background Check

    Students must complete a criminal background check and a disclosure statement. The first national-level criminal background check must be submitted by students invited to a personal interview at least two weeks prior to the interview.  The required criminal background check must be initiated and completed by the student through the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The Ph.D. Program will not accept a copy of a background check performed by another agency.  As obtaining a criminal background check may take 2 to 3 months, it is recommended that students mail in their first request at the same time as submitting the program application. International students should submit their VISA background check in lieu of the FBI criminal background check.  

    Complete the background check through the FBI, as outlined on their Identification Record Request webpage at http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/background-checks

Students are advised that if they do not receive a report back from the FBI two months after having filed the request, they check on the status of the request.   

In addition to completing the criminal background checks, students must complete a disclosure statement.  The disclosure statement must accompany the studentís application to the Ph.D. program and it must disclose all criminal convictions as well as substance abuse and or other social/emotional problems.  Disclosure of this information does not automatically preclude admission.  However, students must have no recent history of impairment due to alcohol or substance abuse which may hamper their ability to complete the program in a professional and ethical manner.  The PhD Admissions Committee will, in its discretion, deny an applicant admission if it finds that the applicantís history of felony or misdemeanor convictions make the applicant unsuitable for the practice of psychology.  The committee will consider the type, number and recency of any convictions.  Notwithstanding the above, a person who has been convicted of a felony crime against a person within the ten years before the date of application is unfit for admission to the program and will be denied.  Please do not pre-sign the form as the Notary Public needs to witness applicants signing the form.  

  • Course Equivalency Form
    All applicants with a existing graduate or equivalent degree who are applying must complete this form. To view current course descriptions click here.  The information applicants provide on this form will help the admissions committee determine eligibility for advanced placement and will allow for an estimate of which courses may need to be taken by the applicant. If a candidate is officially admitted to the program, a more thorough examination of course equivalency will be conducted to determine whether specific course requirements have been met.
     

  • UAA Master of Science, Clinical Psychology Option   
    Applicants admitted into the PhD program have the option of obtaining the UAA M.S., Clinical Psychology degree en route to the PhD.  Those who are invited to the interview and are interested in obtaining the M.S. degree are asked to bring with them the UAA Application for Admission including the admission payment of $60 (Do not apply on-line, applications and payment will be processed after applicants have been admitted to the PhD Program).  Application for Admission will only be processed for those who are admitted into the PhD program. 
     


International Students are also required to submit the following items:

  • TOEFL or IELTS
    (Minimum TOELF  score required is 80 internet-based, 213 computer based, 550 paper-based.  Mimium IELTS score required is 6.5)

  • Financial Statement & Supporting Documentation
    (required for F-1 student visa) 
    Financial Statement is part of the UAF Application for Admission

  • Copy of passport and/or current visa
    Copy must be legible

  •  Additional requirements for international applicants may be found at http://www.uaf.edu/admissions/international/grad/

 

Application packets must be received by JANUARY 15. There will be no exceptions Ė incomplete applications and applications received AFTER January 15.

                           

 

 

 

 

 



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Application F.A.Q's

Graduate students are admitted into the program to begin in the Fall of each academic year. 

For the Fall 2015 Admissions, ALL applicants must apply for admission at the University of Alaska Anchorage. DO NOT apply for admission at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. 

More than 3 letters of reference maybe submitted in the application packet. 

All application documents MUST be received by the the UAA Office of Admissions by January 15.

Admission Reapplication Process:  Applicants who are reapplying to the program will be required to submit an entirely new application.  If there are specific items that would be difficult to replicate, applicants may request that the original be retrieved from the initial file.

 

 

 

   


University of Alaska Fairbanks
Department of Psychology

P.O. Box 756480
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775

telephone 907.474.7012
fax 907.474.5781

 

University of Alaska Anchorage
Department of Psychology

3211 Providence Drive, SSB 303
Anchorage, Alaska 99508

telephone 907.786.1640
fax 907.786.1669
 

   
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