Psychology is a very diverse discipline, and applying to graduate school is daunting, but resources are available. The American Psychological Association has a wonderful 12-part video series on Preparing and Applying for Graduate School in Psychology along with content about choosing a program, preparing to apply, and the application process.
There are also a few valuable publications:
- Graduate admissions criteria in Psychology: An update
- Psychology doctoral program admissions: What master's and undergraduate-level students need to know
- Getting in and getting money: A comparative analysis of admission standards, acceptance rates, and financial assistance across the research-practice continuum in clnical psychology programs
In our own department, the advising team is ready to talk with you about graduate school options. Our departmental honors program and Psi Chi chapter are also good resources for exploring your future in psychology.
Graduate School at Utah State University
The USU Psychology department offers 6 graduate specializations: Brain and Cognition, Behavior Analysis, Combined/Clinical Counseling, Neuroscience, and School Psychology. The foundation of our doctoral programs is mentorship. Students are expected to work closely with a primary mentor who is conducting research in areas that are of mutual interest to the student and the faculty member. When looking into our graduate programs, we recommend looking over the faculty listed on our people page to find whose research aligns most closely with your interests.
To apply for Utah State University’s graduate school programs, you need to visit the graduate school website. There you will find steps to apply, admission policies, and a breakdown of how your application is processed. Students are responsible for accessing and digitally submitting the forms as directed. Be sure to reach out to our Graduate Program Coordinator for any questions you may have.