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College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Department of Psychology

Department of Psychology

Prospective Students

We will NOT be requiring the GRE for those applying for admission for Fall 2021.


Application Statement Feedback Program

Editors from the Department of Psychology will give feedback on your application statement to any psychology PhD program.  Ideally, this is especially designed for applicants who identify as an underrepresented minority in the psychological sciences, and/or do not have access to mentors who can give informed feedback on psychology PhD application materials within the applicant's specific field of interest. You can still submit your statement if you do not identify with either of these statements, and if we have capacity, we will give you feedback. Statements must be submitted by October 13, 2020 to be considered.  For more information go to

Training Features

What features define and differentiate our PhD program?

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Application and Admissions

Read our admission criteria and guidelines to apply to our program. For the Fall 2021 application cycle, we will not be requiring the GRE.

DU Psychology faculty member, Dr. Peter Sokol-Hessner, has written a guide on the graduate application process and what to expect.  This guide is intended for those applying to psychology PhD programs and gives an in depth overview at the various aspects of the application process. You can read it here: 

Financial Support

Our Ph.D. program in Psychology offers excellent financial support for graduate students.

McNair and Fulbright Scholars are eligible for an application fee waiver. Please reach out to Graduate Admissions at if you have questions regarding application fee waivers.

Cultural Perspectives

Our department welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds. See how diversity along many dimensions is incorporated into our research and curriculum. 

We also recruit diverse students in a variety of ways, including writing letters each year to all McNair scholars.

Letter to Prospective Students from Current Students

Get details on what an education in psychology at DU is really like from our current students.

Placements of Our Recent Ph.D.s

Preview career possibilities by seeing what positions our recent alumni have taken.


Clinical Handbook
Take a look at the clinical handbook here.

Graduate Handbook
Take a look at the graduate handbook here.