FAQ for Prospective Students

FAQs

If I am accepted in the psychology program, may I switch to the clinical program or vice versa?

Students admitted to either the psychology or clinical program may not change automatically to the other; such a change requires a complete re-evaluation of the student's credentials.

Do you offer degrees in counseling or industrial psychology?

We do not have a program in either counseling or industrial psychology in the Department of Psychological Sciences. For the former, you may wish to consider programs offered in our College of Education, Health and Human Services in community, rehabilitation, or school psychology. Requests for information about these programs should be directed to the College of Education, Health and Human Services in White Hall (ogs@kent.edu).

I am an international applicant, who should I contact with questions?

You can contact international admissions in the Office of Global Education at 330-672-7980 or intladm@kent.edu. International applications are received and processed by KSU’s Office of Global Education.

For additional information on the international student application process, visit international admissions Frequently Asked Questions.

When should I expect a decision?

All decisions will be released by April 15, via the email you indicated on your application.

What areas of interest are included in the Psychological Science Ph.D. program?

The areas of interest for Psychological Science include Behavioral Neuroscience, Cognitive, Health, and Social.  Please visit our webpage at www.kent.edu/psychology/training-areas to learn more information about each training area and the core faculty members.

What areas of interest are included in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program?

The areas of interest for Clinical Psychology include Adult Psychopathology, Assessment, Child Clinical, Clinical Health, and Neuropsychology.  Please visit our webpage at www.kent.edu/psychology/training-areas to learn more information about each training area and the core faculty members.

Will completing the clinical program lead to licensure?

Our most recent data indicate that 90% of our alumni who graduated between 2009 and 2017 are licensed. Our graduates who did not become licensed typically are in positions that do not require licensure (e.g., teaching faculty or research positions). Please note that graduate training alone does not lead to licensure immediately upon graduation because many jurisdictions have licensure requirements beyond the curricular requirements of a graduate program (e.g., passing oral and written licensing exams). Still, the professional preparation you receive in our program will assist you in preparation for licensure as a Clinical Psychologist. For more information on how the Kent State University Department of Psychological Sciences Clinical Program fits into your plans for licensure, please see our Professional Licensure Disclosure.

Who should I contact if I have additional questions?

If you have questions that have not been answered by our online materials, contact the Psychological Sciences, Office of Graduate Admissions at:

Telephone:  330-672-8536
Email:  gradpsyc@kent.edu

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