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College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Department of Psychology

Prospective Students

Admission Info

Our program is highly selective. It is difficult to specify all of the factors that go into the admission decision. However, we look for the following combination:

  • match between your research interests (described in your biographical statement) and those of faculty
  • past research experience (since this is the best predictor of a student's enjoyment of and success in research)
  • strong previous academic record and competitive GRE test scores
  • 3 letters of recommendation that particularly emphasize your research potential 

Applications for Fall 2021 are due December 1st 2020. Please go the following links for detailed information on admissions requirements:

Final candidates for admission will be invited to campus in February for interviews with faculty and students. Due to the large number of applicants, we do not conduct interviews, take phone calls, or schedule visits prior to this screening.

Interviews will take place on February 19, 2021 and February 22, 2021 for Fall 2021 acceptance.  Interviews will be virtual this year.

Please contact Paula Houghtaling at or 303-871-3803 with further questions.