University of Minnesota
Department of Psychology
psych@umn.edu
612-625-2818


Department of Psychology's home page.

Applying - Due December 1st

Thank you for your interest in the graduate program in psychology at the University of Minnesota. We hope you will find a program within our department that meets your needs. Applications are considered for admission for fall semester only. The application deadline is December 1.

The following documents will answer most questions about our program. If you have questions that are not answered here, please contact Robin Peterson, Coordinator of Psychology Graduate Admissions at psyapply@umn.edu or 612-626-7762.

Please note that the Department of Psychology does not admit students for a terminal master's degree.

Application Procedure (pdf)

Entry Date

We admit students for the Ph.D. degree for fall semester only.

Application Deadline

The application deadline is December 1 of each year. The application materials are revised each summer and are available from September through December 1st. .

Important note about the deadline: Your ApplyYourself application is submitted to the Graduate School, and once they determine that it is complete, they will forward it to us at the Department of Psychology. We STRONGLY encourage you to submit your application early. If you wait until December 1st to submit your ApplyYourself application, it is likely it will delay the review of your application.

Application Process

Online Application for Admission Graduate School Website
Note: This online application is not complete until you pay the fee with VISA/Mastercard, and then submit the application. All materials are submitted Electronically viathrough the ApplyYourself application system. Admission decisions are communicated to applicants using this system.

Please see Graduate School FAQ here.

Materials

All application materials should be submitted directly to the ApplyYourself admissions system. We cannot review your application until all of the materials listed below are submitted successfully. For specific ApplyYourself instructions please go here.

Submission of the following items comprises a complete application:

Everything is required unless specified

Materials Where to submit: How to submit:
Transcripts Electronically via
ApplyYourself
Unofficial transcripts or academic records should be uploaded directly to the online application (under Educational Background). Please do not mail in paper copies of your transcripts, there is no need for official transcripts or academic records for initial review.

If you are admitted, the University will then request official copies of this material.

Click here for more information about transcripts and credentials.
GRE Scores Electronically via
ApplyYourself
Our department requires the General GRE and we strongly recommend the Psychology subject specific GRE. To learn more about our preference for the subject specific GRE please read our FAQ.

Official GRE Scores will be sent electronically directly from ETS to the Graduate Admissions office by using Institution code 6874. Also, scores should be entered in the Test Information-Self-Reported field in ApplyYourself. Or paper copies can be sent directly to the Department of Psychology. Click here for more information about the GRE.
English Language test scores (TOEFL) Dept of PsychologyTOEFL requirements. (non-US Citizens) Electronically via
ApplyYourself
Official TOEFL Scores will be sent electronically directly from ETS to the Graduate Admissions office by using Institution code 6874. Also, scores should be entered in the Test Information-Self-Reported field in ApplyYourself Click here for more information about TOEFL Scores.
Department/Program Form application (in ApplyYourself) Electronically via
ApplyYourself
Complete the Psychology program application form on ApplyYourself. You will be asked your area of interest, experience and future research interests.
Course Abstracts Electronically via
ApplyYourself
Upload 2 course abstracts to the Department/Program application in ApplyYourself. Further directions in the application. (example)
Applicant statement I - Personal Statement Electronically via
ApplyYourself
You can upload your personal statement into Applicant Statement I. The personal statement can be found on the Department/Program Form in ApplyYourself (instructions)
Resume or CV Electronically via
ApplyYourself
You can upload your Resume or CV in the section for Program Supplementary Information. We have detailed instructions on what we want to see in your Resume or CV, see detail instructions here.
3 Letters of Recommendation Electronically via
ApplyYourself
Your recommender will be required to fill out a rating form and upload a letter of recommendation
Application Fee Electronically via
ApplyYourself
Click here for more information about fees
Optional
Applicant statement II Electronically via
ApplyYourself
If you wish to be considered for the Diversity of Views and Experiences (DOVE) fellowship, please be sure to indicate this on your program application, and then upload a statement briefly describing how your background, experiences, and achievements will contribute to the University’s goal of promoting excellence through diversity of background and experiences.

*Submit a DOVE statement ONLY if you feel you meet DOVE Fellowship criteria
More information on the DOVE Fellowship

Inquiries to the Graduate School may be directed to: gsquest@umn.edu or 612-625-3014

Inquiries to the Psychology Department may be directed to: psyapply@umn.edu

Your application will be reviewed after the application deadline of Dec. 1. Once reviewed you will be notified when the decisions are made. The Psychology Department does not send acknowledgments upon receipt of applications nor will we automatically notify applicants of missing documents. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure the arrival of all necessary documents to their correct recipients and by the deadline. Applicants can check the current status of their application materials on ApplyYourself.

Coordinator of Graduate Admissions

Robin Peterson
S246 Elliott Hall
psyapply@umn.edu
612-626-7762

Hours

Monday - Friday 9:00 - 5:30