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Clinical Psychological Assessment Admissions

How to Apply

Applications to the M.Ed. program in Clinical Psychological Assessment can be submitted online. The deadline for consideration in this program for the fall semester is December 31. 

Transcripts

Please scan and attach your unofficial transcript(s), or a copy of your official transcript(s), to your application. Note: Unofficial transcripts are accepted for the application. We understand that requesting official transcripts can be expensive, so we only require official, sealed transcripts if you are admitted and enroll at Peabody College.

Standardized Tests

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are required as part of the application process. Your application may be reviewed with unofficial/self-reported test scores. You will only need to submit official test scores if you are admitted and choose to enroll in the program.

Applicants whose native language is not English must also present the results of either the TOEFL or IELTS with the application, unless they have demonstrated competence while attending an American accredited institution. As with the GRE, your application may be reviewed with unofficial/self-reported test scores. You will only need to submit official test scores if you are admitted and choose to enroll in the program.

Interests and Goals Statement

A letter or statement of academic interests and professional goals is required. This is crucial in providing information about your personal background, intellectual interests, career goals, ability to take advantage of unique opportunities offered by the program, academic and research experiences, and relevant work or practical experience. Be as specific as you can regarding your interests and goals.

Reference Letters

You should submit at least three letters of recommendation from professors, research supervisors, or others who can assess your potential for advanced graduate work. Please ask your recommenders to be as specific as possible about issues directly relevant to advanced graduate study. Although there are forms for the letters of recommendation, references are invited to provide additional pages if necessary.. Each letter must have an original signature to be considered valid, unless it is sent by a college placement service. Letters should be sent directly to:

Vanderbilt University
Center for Data Management
PMB 407833
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville TN 37240-7833

For more information on application procedures, please contact:

Ally Armstead, Education Coordinator for Psychology and Human Development