Graduate School

Beginning the graduate school application process
The reason many people refer to graduation school applications as a process is no coincidence. There are multiple steps involved not only in completing the application itself and searching for programs that are “a good fit” but also understanding the field you are interested in pursuing. Finding "a good fit" is different for every student. This is something that you will need to explore individually while seeking support from advisors, faculty members, graduate students and various other resources on campus. The application itself consists of the following:
GRE exams (General and Psychology subject)
Letters of recommendation
Personal statement including research mentors (if applicable)
Resume/CV (curriculum vitae)

Choosing a program
There are a few things to keep in mind when choosing a graduate program. The first is your academic profile (which was discussed in the folders and links above) including GPA, GRE scores, research and/or relevant experience, and letters of recommendation. The next piece of the application process is researching program information including accreditation, focus, research mentor (if applicable), financial compensation or aid and last, but certainly not least, overall fit.
Program focus
Research mentor (if applicable)
Financial compensation or aid
Overall fit

Tips for Applying to Graduate School (A Student's Perspective) 

Admission Statistics


Additional resources

Encyclopedia of Psychology
What Can I Do With This Major

​Clinical Psychology Programs Need to Know