Molly is not reviewing applications for 2024-2025 admission to the Clinical or Community Psychology Ph.D. programs at DePaul University.
In acknowledgment of the complexity and stress of navigating the application process, Molly is offering transparency in her policy regarding contact with applicants. Molly works to create an even playing field for applicants, so she will not meet individually with applicants prior to our program’s interview day. Applicants are welcome to send Molly email inquiries to aid their decision on whether to apply. Greater consideration for admission will not be given to applicants who make contact via email. Molly looks forward to reviewing your application!
Molly reviews applications holistically such that areas of strength in applications may compensate for areas of weakness. She acknowledges the inherent and intersectional inequities and privileges at play when gaining the necessary experience and credentials for applying to clinical psychology Ph.D. programs. As a first-generation college student herself, she keeps applicants’ level of opportunity in mind when reviewing applications.
The information below aims to demystify Molly’s application review process. Please note that 1) the guidance does not speak to the review process and expectations of other DePaul clinical faculty, and 2) our program’s admissions decisions also include an assessment of applicants’ overall fit for our Clinical-Community Psychology program.
With the understanding that the GRE is not an equitable representation of students’ capacity to succeed in a doctoral program, DePaul’s Clinical Psychology program will not accept GRE scores. Molly considers all applications regardless of GPA. Applicants with GPAs below 3.5 are encouraged to ask one or more recommendation letter writer to 1) address any circumstances that may have impacted their academics, and/or 2) discuss the extent to which their GPA reflects their ability to succeed in a doctoral program.
Applicants should clearly describe their research experience, focusing on how aspects of the experience, such as research skills and/or conceptual knowledge gained, informed their current research interests. They may also incorporate relevant work or volunteer experiences that shaped their interest in pursuing a homelessness research lab. Applicants should show some familiarity with Molly’s publications and/or current studies. Although fit with the lab is important, Molly appreciates the added value of students’ unique research passions to the lab, so applicants may express research interests that are not perfectly aligned with her recent projects.
Project management activities include:
Lab management activities include:
Informally, PhD students serve the lab in the following ways:
Seeking support and advice from other prospective applicants? You may want to peruse the forums below. A word of caution that these forums can increase anxiety, so limited use, or use along with self-care and positive coping practices, is recommended.