Diversity Weekend is designed for individuals who are historically underrepresented in psychology graduate programs and who are interested in learning about graduate education in the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota. This program will feature a coordinated set of formal and informal experiences designed to familiarize participants with strategies for constructing successful graduate school applications, and to provide them with the opportunity to learn more about the experience of graduate education in our department.
Individuals eligible to apply must:
- be enrolled in a college or university as a junior or senior, or who have graduated within the last two years (i.e., 2014 or thereafter). Individuals currently enrolled in a terminal masters-level graduate program in psychology are also eligible.
- identify as a member of groups historically underrepresented in graduate training in psychology, including individuals from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds, and participants who are first-generation college students or graduates.
- be committed to pursuing doctoral training in psychology in one of our programs of research: Clinical Science and Psychopathology; Counseling Psychology; Cognitive and Brain Sciences; Industrial/Organizational Psychology; Personality, Individual Differences, and Behavior Genetics; Quantitative Psychology/Psychometric Methods; or Social Psychology.
The costs of transportation and lodging will be covered for applicants selected to participate in this program. Applicants must provide the following information and materials:
- completed online application form
- copy of undergraduate transcript (an unofficial copy will suffice)
- personal statement of interest
- letter of recommendation/rating form from a faculty member—the completed letter and form should be sent via email to Rachel Goeller (email@example.com)
- curriculum vitae or résumé
All application materials mentioned above must be received by August 22nd, 2016, for consideration. We suggest students consider planning ahead and submitting applications earlier, as recommendation letters may be difficult to aquire over summer break. Decisions will be made at the beginning of September.
You are encouraged to review the graduate program areas, including faculty profiles, prior to submitting your application.