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How to Apply

The Department of Psychology will admit an incoming class of PhD students for the 2021-2022 academic year. Our online application system will reopen on Monday, November 2nd, 2020 and you may submit your application when you are ready. Our graduate admissions deadline is December 1, 2020.

Due to our program's national and international prestige, along with our generous financial support packages, admission to our program is very competitive. To gauge whether you might be a strong applicant, you should review our admissions requirements and statistics. Please note that we only accept new students in the fall; applications for other terms are not considered. The deadline to submit all of your application materials is December 1st the year prior.

In order to apply to the PhD program, you must submit an application to the Graduate School online through their online application. Note that the online application is a University-wide application system and that not all areas of the application need to be completed for application to the psychology program. View and follow our application checklist carefully.

When you submit your application for admission you will also automatically be considered for most departmental funding. Competitive applicants will be invited in early January to attend a Welcome Weekend event, which typically is held at the end of February.

Please note that although the Graduate School application gives you several options for degree objective and admission term, the psychology department admits to the PhD program and for the fall semester only.

Visit the Graduate School website for general application instructions and frequently asked questions.