Admissions to the Psychology PhD Program


Faculty Accepting Health Psychology PhD Students for 2018

Michael Hoerger, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry, and Oncology

Applying for Admission

Applications must be submitted through the on-line application system. To be considered for admission, all of the following documents must be received by the School of Science and Engineering by December 1.

Application Requirements

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Do you require the GRE general test and/or the GRE subject area test in psychology?

A: Only the GRE general test is required. However, if you were not a psychology major or if you attended a university or college that is not well known, a high score on the psychology area subject test may help verify your preparation for the PhD curriculum.

Q: Do I need an M.A. or M.S. for admission to the Ph.D.?

A: No, <20% 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: GRE scores typically range from 154-159, and GPAs typically range from 3.60 to 4.00.

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 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.