We invite applications to our PhD program every fall. The Clinical Psychology program seeks an incoming class of 8-14 students per year, and the Cognitive, Developmental, and Social programs seek an incoming class of 8-12 students per year across the three programs. Please note that we do not have terminal master’s programs. Students may apply to our PhD programs with either the BA/BS or MA/MS.
Applicants are evaluated holistically. Admission is influenced by the overall quality of the applicant’s record, including grades, letters of recommendation, research experience, and clinical experience (clinical program only). We seek applicants who show promise in becoming leading researchers in the field.
The department is committed to recruiting and training students from racial and ethnic groups that have been shown by the APA’s Center for Workforce Studies to be underrepresented in the psychology workforce, students with disabilities, students with diverse identities related to gender and sexual orientation, and students from disadvantaged backgrounds, including first-generation college students.
You’re eligible to apply if you’ve completed:
See admission statistics numbers for the past 10 years of clinical admissions.
We’re here to help. Get in touch with our graduate programs assistant Mary Beth Hubbard via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via the graduate school’s online prospect inquiry form.
Graduate students in the Psychology Department are hosting a free webinar about applying to Psychology PhD programs on October 7th at 5pm Central time. Please register here.
Before You Begin
Before you begin the online application, gather the following materials:
Steps to Complete the Online Application
Applications should be completed online through the Graduate School’s application center. Be sure to save your password so you can work on the application over time.
Checking the Status of Your Application
Each faculty member who plans to accept a student reviews the applications and makes decisions, along with input from other program faculty, about which applicants to interview. These decisions are often made based on how well the applicant’s research interests match those of the faculty member, as well as the applicant’s potential for success in graduate school based on the criteria listed above. After the interview, faculty members consult with other program faculty to make final admissions decisions.