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General Application Information

Thank you for your interest in the Psychology Departments' PhD Programs! We strive to ensure that students from our department graduate with plenty of hands-on lab and research experiences to set them up for success in all their future endevors. Each of our departments six programs emphasize mentorship and give students the opportunity to work alongside award-winning faculty. Because of the mentorship focused nature of our program, we recommend you look at our directory and lab pages to see which faculty members share your research interests. 

The application deadline for the Psychology PhD programs is December 1st. You will be able to find program specific information such as interview dates and recommended application materials under each specialization. There is a $55 application fee that will need to be paid before you are able to attach your supplemental documents to your application. 

It is important to note that the GRE is not required for our Doctoral Programs. However, some programs within the department recommend their students take the GRE. We strongly encouraged interested applicants to review the application information for each program they are interested in to make sure they have everything ready to submit before the deadline. 

Steps to Apply:


Complete USU Graduate School Application

Complete the electronic USU Graduate School Application here.


Letters of Recommendation

Solicit letters of recommendation from 3 people who can vouch for your academic potential in our doctoral program. You need their consent and their email addresses, which you can enter into the electronic application system. Individuals listed for letters of recommendation will receive an email with directions for how log in and submit recommendations.


Send Transcripts

Have official transcripts from all institutions of higher education sent directly to:

USU School of Graduate Studies
0900 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322

If sent by electronic clearinghouse, transcripts can be emailed to


Submit CV

Upload your curriculum vitae or resume that summarizes your academic and employment history.


Statement of Purpose

Upload your statement of purpose. Describe why you want to earn a graduate degree, and the experiences and qualifications that make you a strong candidate for advanced study (1000-word limit).


Krista Terrell

Krista Terrell

Graduate Program Coordinator


Phone: 435-797-0093
Office Location: EDUC 487