Prospective Student Resources

Thank you for your interest in the Clinical Psy.D program at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. Here you can find all the information about our program and how to apply. We hope you will find this information helpful, and wish you good luck with your application process.

Program Director
Lata K. McGinn

  • Applications, including all related documents, must be received by January 1
  • Required examinations:
    • All applicants are required to take the General Graduate Record Examination (GRE). The Institution Code for the General and Subject GREs is 2995. Please note, although we state that the 70th percentile is our unofficial cut-off for the program, it is not a fixed number. Please review our flexible COVID 19 GRE policies for the 2021 admissions year. Please click the following link to learn more:
    • The GRE Psychology Subject Test is a recommendation but is not a requirement. Applicants will not be penalized if they choose not to take this exam.
    • If you are an international student and English is not your primary language, we recommend that you take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The Institution Code for the TOEFL is 2883.
  • Pre-requisites:
    • Applicants are expected to have had at least 15 undergraduate credits in psychology. If you are not a psychology major, you must take the following prerequisite classes in an accredited institution before the fall semester begins:
      • Introduction to Psychology/Fundamentals of Psychology
      • Statistics for Psychology Students
      • Abnormal Psychology/Psychopathology
      • Research Methods or an advanced research course
      • Theories of Personality or Social Psychology or Developmental Psychology
      • Physiological/Experimental Psychology (Brain and Behavior, Cognition and Learning, Cognitive Science, Sensation, Perception and Motivation, Cognitive Psychology, Human Memory, Psycholinguistics, Clinical Neuropsychology, Behavioral Neurobiology)
    • Courses can be taken at any accredited institution (state, city, or private college). Online institution credits are not accepted.
  • GPA requirements: Our preferred GPA is 3.5 and above. That being said, we also take into account factors that might explain lower scores.
  • For more information about the application process, please visit the admissions requirements page.

All applications should be submitted via the PSYCAS portal.

Interview takes place at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology starting late January and continues through February. Interview notices are sent out starting January 15. Usually, candidates receive about two week notice prior to their scheduled interview day. The interview day includes two interviews with faculty members, a group interview, a student interview and a tour. You should allow about 3-4 hours for this process. The Clinical Psy.D program adheres to the CUDCP policy of offers and acceptances. All offers are made before or by April 1st, and applicants should accept or reject an offer no later than April 15th. Applicants are not allowed to hold more than two offers for more than one week. 

  • Externship and Internship Training: Throughout all four academic years, students in each cohort meet on a regular basis with the Director of Training for a professional seminar. This seminar focuses on helping students prepare for and navigate the processes of applying for externships and internship.
  • Academic Advisement: Each year, students are assigned to a different faculty academic advisor. Academic advisors help students understand the academic requirements and plan their four-year curricula, assist students through the registration process, and allow students an avenue for obtaining advice, and discussing any challenges that may arise.
  • Clinical Advisement (assessment and therapy): Students are assigned clinical and assessment supervisors who conduct two-hour lab meetings on a weekly basis with a small group of students. 
  • Research advisement: During their first year, students have the opportunity to hear about faculty interests and determine their research advisor through a selection process. Beginning in the second year, students meet with their research advisors in small research labs and in one-on-one meetings. 
  • Student Mentorship: Each incoming student is assigned a student mentor prior to beginning the program. Student mentors welcome incoming students to the program and provide guidance as students register and engage in their coursework.

  • Class Representatives: Class representatives (reps) are appointed by the program director and serve as the liaison between faculty and students. The class rep position affords students the opportunity to give systematic feedback, receive information and feedback from the program about issues affecting the class, and offers a channel of communication even beyond graduation.
  • OPS: The Organization of Psychology Students (OPS) is the student organization of Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. Students in good standing also have the opportunity to be elected as OPS reps.
  • Teaching Assistant positions: Students also have the opportunity to be selected as teaching assistants (TAs). There are a variety of TA positions that provide students with the opportunity to gain administrative, research, and teaching experience as well skills to become leaders and managers. These skills enable our graduates to go on to leadership positions in hospitals, universities, centers and clinics.

For general questions regarding admissions please contact our admission director Edna Augusta (646.592.4380). 

For questions specific to the clinical Psy.D. program please contact:

The Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology is located at 1165 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461. The Yeshiva University Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus, Louis E. and Dora Rousso Building.

For public transportation and driving directions, please refer here.

On an interview day please arrive to the admissions office. Upon arrival to the building you should turn right into the first corridor, and make another right immediately after.