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Application Deadline

  • The deadline for receipt of completed applications is Thursday, January 11, 2024 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time.
  • The Common Hold Date (CHD), otherwise known as the Uniform Acceptance Date (UAD) is Monday February 26th, 2024
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Applicant Requirements

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in clinical or counseling psychology, or a Psy.D. in clinical psychology, from an APA or CPA approved graduate program. Applicants must have completed, or be currently completing, an APA or CPA approved pre-doctoral internship. Persons applying prior to completion of their graduate degree must provide firm evidence that all requirements for the doctoral degree will be completed prior to the start of the post-doctoral year (September 1), including a letter to that effect from a thesis advisor or Department head.  

Applications should also include a letter of interest, addressed to Dr. Murray, describing what drew you to the field of Forensic Psychology, a brief synopsis of your relevant preparation, particularly your assessment-focused preparation, and your career objectives, including a projection of what you would like to be doing professionally during the years following the fellowship. We are looking for articulated, genuine answers to these questions. Please do not simply reiterate your specific practica and internship experiences (which are included on the Application Form and on your CV).

Please download and complete the Application Form, which asks for specific information about experience working with seriously mentally ill adults, and experience with forensic and/or correctional populations. 

Where to send materials

This letter, accompanied by a completed application form, and a curriculum vitae should be sent by email to:

We also require three letters of recommendation, in addition to the letter from the Department Chair or thesis advisor referenced above (unless one of them also is serving as a reference). At least one of the references should be from the applicant's graduate program, and at least one from the internship. These letters should be sent by email to:

In addition, please request that an official copy of your graduate school transcript be mailed or emailed to Dr. Ashley Murray, care of administrative assistant Christine Rainville, at the following address: 

Ashley Murray, Ph.D.  
C/O: Christine Rainville 
Forensic Mobile Service
361 Plantation Street 
Worcester, MA 01604 

Please do not include sample reports. Those applicants invited for interviews will be asked at that time to provide appropriate writing samples.


Applicants seeking answers to questions about the Program not addressed here may wish to contact the program Director, Ashley Murray, Ph.D. at

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is Thursday, January 11, 2024 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time. 

UMass Chan is participating in the Common Hold Date (CHD), formerly known as the Uniform Acceptance Date (UAD), process for forensic fellowships (this is distinct from the APPIC process). The Common Hold Date (CHD) is Monday, February 26, 2024 at 10:00AM EST. Although we may make an offer prior to the CHD, we will not require applicants to accept an offer prior to the agreed upon date.