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Prospective Graduate Students

Interested in suicide risk and prevention research? The SRPR Laboratory will be accepting graduate student applications this year for students to begin in fall of 2022! Dr. Mitchell is excited to mentor graduate students who share his interests and excitement for research. Applicants are encouraged to review Dr. Mitchell's publications and current projects to determine their fit with the SRPR laboratory's work. Competitive applicants will have research interests that closely align with Dr. Mitchell and the SRPR laboratory. Applicants can also read more about the Texas Tech University Clinical Psychology program and the graduate school application process and deadlines.


Please do not hesitate to email Dr. Mitchell at for more information, to ask questions, or express interest in applying!

2021-2022 Application Cycle (2022-2023 Class) Updates


Due to a variety of limitations/concerns (e.g., testing procedures related to COVID-19 and test bias) please note that the GRE will not be accepted for applications submitted for the upcoming admissions cycle. Please note, the graduate school at Texas Tech University is making GRE scores optional across all programs for the coming year. However, the clinical psychology program faculty have decided to not incorporate this information into our review of individual applications.

Prospective Undergraduate Research Assistants

Dr. Mitchell's SRPR Laboratory regularly has positions available for undergraduate research assistants. Students from all academic standings (freshman through senior) will be considered. These positions are ideal for students willing to volunteer 10 hours per week (3 hours of PSY 4000 credit is required) for a minimum of two semesters. Research assistants are active in all aspects of SRPR Laboratory tasks. Exceptional undergraduate students may have the opportunity to assist in designing studies and presenting results at scientific meetings, professional conferences, or through academic publications.


Research assistants will also have the opportunity to develop a formal research proposal and present it to the laboratory. All research assistants will receive extensive mentorship during the development of the research proposal for professional development. This is an excellent experience for those interested in graduate school in psychology. The doctoral students are also available to mentor students through the graduate school application process.  


Competitive applicants will have:

  • An overall GPA of 3.5 or higher.

  • A strong interest in research and attending graduate school.

  • Completed of a course in Research Methods is required.

  • Selected a major in Psychology (strongly preferred).