Department of Psychology
The Graduate Program in Psychology
Welcome to the Graduate Program Application Page for the Psychology Department. 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 Psycholopgy, 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.
We strongly recommend you read our Guidelines for the Graduate Application in Psychology 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.|
|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 the Graduate Admission Office (address listed above under Letters of Recommendations and Transcripts).|
|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:
How to Apply
- Read our Guidelines for the Graduate Application in Psychology
- Carefully read the Instructions for Applying to the University of Vermont Graduate College.
- Read the Directions and Information for specific information regarding the online application process.
- Create your online account.
- Access the Application Account Menu to begin the online application process.
- Log onto your account to check the status of your online application.
Faculty will interview prospective clinical graduate students on February 7, 2014.
Last modified May 23 2013 10:02 AM