Program Summary

The Doctor of Philosophy in psychology program continues your theoretical knowledge of both basic and applied psychology while you improve your research and practical skills. You will gain advanced training in one of seven specific areas of focus in order to become a service practitioner or applied researcher.

Graduate Catalog Program Information

Program-specific Admission Information and Requirements

Affiliated College: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Degree(s) Offered: Ph.D. in Psychology

Area(s) of Emphasis:

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Cognitive and Instructional Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Neuroscience and Behavior
  • School Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Program Requires GRE: Yes

Letters of Recommendation: 3

Additional Application Requirements

  • Must have completed a master’s degree in a related field. If you do not have a master’s degree, please apply to the master’s psychology program, which is completed as part of the Ph.D. track.

University Requirements

Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted for fall admission only. All application materials must be received by the appropriate deadline below to ensure priority consideration.

Internationals Living Abroad Applicants Residing in the U.S.
Clinical Psychology December 1 December 1
School Psychology December 1 December 1
Social and Industrial/Organizational Psychology January 15 January 15
Cognitive/Instructional Psychology February 1 February 1
Developmental Psychology February 1 February 1
Neurosciences and Behavior January 15 January 15

Contact Us

Department of Psychology
Psychology-Computer Science Building, Room 400
Program website

Director of Graduate Studies
Kevin Wu

Application Contact
Arielle Sherman

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