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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 2018 are due December 1st, 2017. Please go the Office of Graduate Studies website for detailed information on admissions requirements.

Final candidates for admission will be invited to campus in February for interviews with faculty and students. The Clinical Child interviews are February 10 & 13 in 2017.  It is our general policy not to permit interviews prior to this screening. (Because of the large number of applicants, there is simply not sufficient time to do this in a way that would present the candidate or the program as favorably as in our longer interview.)

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