Medical and Clinical Psychology

Information for All Military Track Applicants

Some eligibility criteria and application procedures vary by service branch. For applicants considering multiple service branches, choice and assignment to a particular service will depend on the applicant's preferences, the service's preferences, and the availability of training positions in the individual services. There are no tuition costs at USU. Students are responsible for textbook costs (although some services reimburse for textbook costs). There are no application fees. All military track applicants must be United States citizens and must have a bachelor's degree. All applicants must complete the Graduate Education Office's ONLINE application for Admission to Graduate Study available at: For addendum please visit

In addition to completing the application, applicants must provide: a personal statement of goals, reasons to attend this program in particular (i.e., Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology - Military Track or Ph.D. in Medical Psychology), area of research interest and faculty members with whom you might work, and time and experience relevant to military psychology; official transcripts of course work at all universities or colleges attended; three letters of reference from individuals familiar with the academic work, scientific achievements, and clinical experience/aptitude of the applicant; and scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) (the Advanced Test in Psychology is not required). Visit ETS.ORG or call 1-800-GRE-CALL for GRE test location options.

The student selection process involves active participation of core faculty members and adjunct military faculty to assess aptitude for a career in Military Clinical Psychology. Prior military achievement relevant to successful attainment of program goals and objectives also is evaluated. The final selection process includes formal interview of those students who have been determined to be of acceptable quality and interest from written application information. Students admitted to this program typically have an overall undergraduate GPA ranging from 3.4 - 3.8 and GRE scores ranging from 310 - 325. However, students with lower GPA and/or GRE may be considered for admission based upon other strengths in their applications.

All materials must be received by the Graduate Education Office (GEO) by the deadlines shown below. The academic year begins at the end of August. Successful applicants, therefore, should be prepared to report to USUHS by mid-August.

Overview of Service-Specific Information

Overview of Service-Specific Applicant Information

Service Branch

U.S. Air Force

U.S. Army

U.S. Navy

# of Personnel Typically Selected





All Active Duty AF
All Others will be considered

MSC Officers
All Others will be considered
TIS must be < 8 yrs

All Navy Personnel
All Civilians

Application Deadline for Admission in Fall 2015

December 1, 2014

November 1, 2014

December 1, 2014

Interviews for Admission in Fall 2015

Jan-Feb, 2015

Mid-December, 2014

Jan-Feb, 2015