Admissions to the Psychology PhD Program
Applying for Admission
Applications must be submitted through the online application system
. All required documents must be received by the School of Science and Engineering by November 30. The admissions system typically opens in late August or early September. Contact Dr. Hoerger for any assistance.
Faculty Accepting Health Psychology PhD Students for 2021
Michael Hoerger, PhD, MSCR
, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry, and Oncology, is accepting up to 3 PhD students this cycle interested in palliative care, palliative psychology, or psycho-oncology
- Completed application form
- 3 letters of recommendation
- Transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended and of any previous graduate work completed (Note: Unofficial transcripts are accepted for admission consideration; enrollment at the University is contingent upon official transcripts)
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores, or the equivalent, for applicants whose native language is not English
- Please note that the GRE is not required
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Do you require the GRE general test and/or the GRE subject area test in psychology?
A: No, the GRE is not required
Q: Do I need an M.A. or M.S. for admission to the Ph.D.?
A: No, 15% of students entering the PhD program in the past 10 years previously earned a graduate degree.
Q: What are the typical credentials of an entering student?
A: GPAs typically range from 3.60 to 4.00. GREs are no longer required but historically ranged from 154-168
Q: I have some graduate-level credits. Will they transfer if I am admitted?
A: Often several courses transfer, but it depends. Faculty who teach similar courses will examine your syllabi and make a recommendation to our Graduate Training Committee. If you receive an offer of admission, you are welcome to ascertain what will transfer prior to making a decision about entering our programs.
Q: Do you have APA-accredited programs in clinical or counseling psychology?
A: No, this program is for students pursuing research careers in health psychology. Students interested in license-eligible clinical careers should not apply. Instead, review the APA publication Graduate Study in Psychology to find universities that offer those degree programs.
Q: Can I be admitted to earn a terminal master's degree?
A: No. Students are admitted to the Ph.D. program and earn a master's degree en route.