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
Compliance with the University Requirements for a doctoral degree and
admission to graduate studies as detailed in the current
Bachelor’s 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 is complete, the below-listed materials must be received in
two identical packets, one sent to the
UAF Ph.D. Program Coordinator AND one sent to the UAA Ph.D.
Program Coordinator (both addresses are listed below).
Students may prepare one original packet and one photocopied packet
(except where otherwise noted).
APPLY ONLINE! Payment must
accompany each UAF Graduate application for admission form retrieved from
The UAF $60 non-refundable application fee should be paid by check,
credit card or money order in U.S. funds to the University of Alaska
Fairbanks in the Fairbanks packet.
A separate $60 non-refundable processing
charge should be paid by check, credit card or money order in U.S. funds
to the University of Alaska Anchorage and placed in the Anchorage
application packet. Please do not send cash.
One copy of
application form and one payment are to be included in each packet, one
of which will be submitted to the UAF Ph.D. Program Coordinator and the
other to the UAA Ph.D. Program Coordinator. Total application cost is
$120.00 (ONE $60.00 check to UAF and ONE $60.00 check to UAA).
Program Application Form
supplemental program application form must be completed legibly.
copies of the completed form in both application packets you submit
(i.e., one for the UAF Ph.D. Program Coordinator and one for the UAA
Ph.D. Program Coordinator).
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 UAF Ph.D. Program Coordinator and the UAA
Ph.D. Coordinator. 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
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. Include copies of the Letter of
Intent in both application packets you submit (i.e., one for the UAF
Ph.D. Program Coordinator and one for the UAA Ph.D. Program
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
in both application packets you submit (i.e., one for the UAF Ph.D.
Program Coordinator and one for the UAA Ph.D. Program Coordinator).
including documentation regarding academic, research, and professional
experiences; special projects and activities; and recognitions or
honors. Include copies of your vita in both application packets you
submit (i.e., one for the UAF Ph.D. Program Coordinator and one for the
UAA Ph.D. Program Coordinator).
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. Be sure to obtain two copies of each signed and
sealed letter of support and reference rating forms from your references
so that one may be included in each application packet (i.e., one for
the UAF Ph.D. Program Coordinator and one for the UAA Ph.D. Program
Disclosure Form and Criminal
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
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
student’s 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 applicant’s 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
applicants with a existing graduate or equivalent degree who are applying must complete this
form. To view current course descriptions click
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
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
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
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
All application materials must be sent to both the UAF Ph.D. Program
Coordinator AND to the UAA Ph.D. Program Coordinator as detailed above.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to mail these TWO separate
application packets (all originals must be sent to the UAF Ph.D. Program
Coordinator; copies of any originals should be sent to the UAA Ph.D.
Application packets must be received by February 1.
There will be
no exceptions – incomplete applications and applications received AFTER
February 1 or applications received in only ONE place will NOT be
Morgan, UAF Program Coordinator
Hauser, UAA Program Coordinator
Providence Drive, SSB 303
for Cathy Morgan for FedEx:
314 Cooper Drive, Suite 706
(7th Floor Gruening Building, Suite 706)
Fairbanks, AK 99775
are admitted into the program to begin in the Fall of each academic
DO NOT apply on-line
to UAF or to UAA. Submit paper applications in both application
Students who have
attended a University of Alaska university do not need to submit
official transcripts - please indicate on program application what
University of Alaska university you attended.
More than 3 letters
of reference maybe submitted in the application packet.
Letters of reference
may also be sent directly to the Program Coordinators.
documents MUST be received by the Program Coordinators by February 1.
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.