University of Vermont

College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Psychological Science

The Graduate Program in Psychological Science



Welcome to the Graduate Program Application Page for the Department of Psychological Science. Applicants must apply for the Ph. D. degree only; students whose goal is a terminal master's degree are not accepted. The Ph.D. Program in General/Experimental psychology admits students in four broad areas of concentration (known as "clusters" or "subprograms"): Biobehavioral Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology, and Behavioral Pharmacology. The Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology places equal emphasis on research and clinical training, and is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association.

Students in the General/Experimental Program or Clinical Training Program may also elect to complete the concentration in developmental psychopathology.

With the Online Application Program administered by the Graduate College, you set up an application account complete with a username and password of your choosing. Then you can complete the application over several sessions and check on the status of your supporting documentation at any time. Once the application is complete, it is sent to the Department of Psychological Science for consideration.

We strongly recommend you read our Guidelines for the Graduate Application in Psychological Science before submitting your application, it can save you time.

Please feel free to contact Diana St.Louis of our office staff if you have any questions about the application process.

Deadlines for Applying

December 1 Clinical Training Program
January 2 General/Experimental Program

Materials to Submit

Online Application The Application, Statement of Purpose, Resident Status Application, and the Application Fee are all included in the Online Application.
GRE Scores General scores from the Graduate Record Examination are required, and must have been taken within five years of the date of application. Subject scores (Psychology) are not required but are strongly recommended for students applying without a psychology major. Official score reports are sent directly to the Graduate Admissions Office on your request only. It can take up to six weeks from time of order to time of receipt. The Institution Code for the University of Vermont is 3920. Questions about the GRE examination may be directed to the Graduate Record Examination, Educational Testing Service, PO Box 6000, Princeton, NJ 08541-6000; telephone 609-771-7670.
Curriculum Vitae (CV) It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you submit a curriculum vitae (CV). Submit a DOUBLE-SIDED HARD COPY to the Graduate Admissions Office (see "Preferred Method for Accompanying Materials" below).
Clinical Program Writing Sample

Also refer to the Clinical Training Program's Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data webpage for additional information regarding application to this program. Note that you must submit a writing sample of a research project or paper on which you were the primary author when applying to the Clinical Program. Only double-sided, printed copies will be accepted. Emailed copies will not be accepted.

Mail to:

University of Vermont
Graduate Admission Office
330 Waterman Bldg
85 So Prospect St
Burlington VT 05405-0160
TOEFL Scores If your native or first language is not English, you must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language. Questions about the TOEFL examination may be directed to the TOEFL/TSE Services, Educational Testing Service, PO Box 6154, Princeton, NJ 08541-6154; telephone 609-771-7100.
Transcripts Transcripts must be obtained from each of the post-secondary educational institutions you have attended. UVM students must request the Registrar to send their transcripts to the Graduate College Admissions Office.
Letters of Recommendation Letters of Recommendation from three persons qualified to assess your potential for graduate work are required. Please use the portion of the online application for letters of recommendation, or point them to the printable page. References from college or university placement files are acceptable provided they are forwarded in an unopened envelope. Photocopied references are acceptable with original signatures only.
Preferred Method for Accompanying Materials The preferred method for submitting accompanying materials to the Graduate College is as follows:
  • Submit your letters of recommendation online using the online application
  • Collect your transcript(s) from each of the post-secondary educational institutions you have attended and mail them in one packet to the Graduate College
  • If your references are to be submitted by mail as a hardcopy, place them in the same envelope with the transcript(s).
  • It is highly recommended that you submit a curriculum vitae (CV). Place it in the same envelope with the transcript(s).

How to Apply

  1. Read our Guidelines for the Graduate Application in Psychological Science
  2. Carefully read the Instructions for Applying to the University of Vermont Graduate College.
  3. Read the Directions and Information for specific information regarding the online application process.
  4. Create your online account.
  5. Access the Application Account Menu to begin the online application process.
  6. Log onto your account to check the status of your online application.

Faculty Accepting Clinical Program Students Fall 2015

The following faculty members are potentially accepting clinical program graduate students who enter the program in the Fall of 2015:

Faculty will interview prospective clinical program graduate students on February 6, 2015.

Faculty Accepting General/Experimental Program Students Fall 2016

The following faculty members are potentially accepting general/experimental program graduate students who enter the program in the Fall of 2016:

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