IMPORTANT: The Department of Psychology plans to admit an incoming class of PhD students for the 2021-2022 academic year. At this time, however, there is some uncertainty about whether we will be able to do so. Our graduate admissions deadline is December 1, 2020. If you are considering applying, our application system is currently paused until we have more definitive information about admissions for next year. You will be able to start your application, but not submit it until the pause is lifted. Any new information will be posted on the Department of Psychology website as soon as it is available.

What sets our program apart?

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Our PhD program is consistently ranked among the top ten PhD training programs in the nation and throughout the world. We are a diverse department with strong programs in both basic and applied fields. To accommodate this diversity, our program incorporates eight different areas of specialization and students apply directly to one of these eight areas depending on their individual interests. While there is a common core of expertise across areas, there is considerable specialized knowledge and skill developed within each area as well. New students begin working with faculty on collaborative research during their very first semester. Our goal is to produce highly accomplished scholars and researchers who can function at a high level in a variety of occupational roles.

It's an exciting time to be in psychology! New areas of research and application are being developed across the entire spectrum at an ever increasing rate. Their implications for increasing the understanding, prediction, and enhancement of human behavior are of the utmost importance. New students become part of this enterprise, with full financial and faculty support.