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EIU Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology

The Simple Steps to Becoming EIU

In applying to the Clinical Psychology Graduate Program, application materials must be submitted via MyEIU to the Department of Psychology as well as to The Graduate School.

Admission to the program cannot be final until you have submitted your applications (both graduate school and psychology), transcript(s), three or more letters of recommendation and GRE scores. Applications must be received by February 1st to be considered in the first round of admissions and assistantships. All applicants who are admitted provisionally will have their status reviewed after one semester in the program and a final admission decision will be made at that time.


Apply to the Graduate School

All students can apply to the graduate school through MyEIU. The graduate school requires:

  1. A complete online application
  2. Your official transcripts
  3. A $30 application fee

Learn more about the Graduate School admissions process.

Apply to the Program

Program Requirements
  1. An accredited college or university and a minimum of 20 hours of undergraduate course work in psychology
  2. Coursework in Abnormal Psychology, Statistics, and Research Methods are strongly recommended.
  3. An overall minimum GPA of 3.0 is required along with a major GPA of 3.25.
  4. Although the program has no minimum GRE requirement, the average GRE scores of enrolled students in recent years has been 1100 (V+Q). GRE scores, volunteer or field work, research experience, and letters of recommendation all figure prominently in the selection process.

You will return to your MyEIU account to apply to the Clinical Psychology program. The application will require that you provide:

  1. A statement of personal goals
  2. Email address for three people able to comment on your qualifications for graduate study in clinical psychology
  3. Resumé
  4. List of psychology courses taken

Please direct questions to:
Dr. Wesley D. Allan
Graduate Coordinator

Keep an Eye on Your Admission Status

You'll be able to keep tabs on the status of your application through MyEIU; you'll receive a message when you have been officially admitted to EIU!

Apply for an Assistantship

All applicants to the program are considered for our Graduate Assistantship (GA) positions. Applications to the program are due February 1, and applicants will be notified in early March regarding whether they will be awarded a GA position. For more information about this process, please contact Dr. Wesley Allan ( If you are interested in a GA, then you also need to submit a graduate assistantship application -- please click here.

Join Us in Charleston!

Now you're ready for your first semester at Eastern! Welcome to the EIU family! We're glad to have you, and we're confident you'll be glad you came!

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Contact Information

Dr. Wesley D. Allan
Graduate Program in Clinical Psychology

600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920

Fax: 217-581-6764

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