Welcome to the University of Chicago Department of Psychology website for prospective graduate students!

As you make a decision about where to attend graduate school, we would like to provide additional information about the unique aspects of UChicago Psychology that has made it a leading program.  We encourage you to explore the four research area specializations and the research programs of the individual faculty in our department. 

How to Apply

Students are admitted by application to the Department of Psychology. Applicants should specify the program or programs that are closest to their interests (the Cognition Program, the Developmental Psychology Program, the Integrative Neuroscience Program, or the Social Psychology Program).

Applicants will be considered for admission only if they are currently enrolled in or have completed a bachelor's degree program or its equivalent from an accredited institution. Please read the instructions on preparing an application and the FAQs on our website.

Applicants for admission to the University of Chicago must meet the English language requirements outlined at: https://grad.uchicago.edu/admissions/apply/english-language-requirements/.

Applications will be available online on October 1.  All applications must be submitted online through the Division of the Social Sciences on or before December 1 to be considered for the following autumn.


Admissions Webinar: October 22 at 4:00 pm

Please register to attend the webinar Psychology @ UChicago: How to Survive and Thrive in the Graduate School Application Process - 2020 Edition on Thursday, October 22 at 4:00 pm.  Please register by midnight on October 19 in order to receive a Zoom link.

IES Pre-Doctoral Training Program in Education Sciences  

The Committee on Education offers a fellowship opportunity for incoming doctoral students in the social sciences with an interest in education research, funded by a federal grant from the Institute of Education Sciences.  This program allows fellows to join an interdisciplinary cohort of students who follow a common program of courses, workshops, and a 2-year research apprenticeship while they are earning a PhD in their respective discipline. Accepted fellows receive a five-year package of support that includes a full tuition waiver and a generous stipend of at least $34,000 annually, as well as access to additional funds to support travel and education-related research. Learn more about this program at: https://voices.uchicago.edu/coed/about-ies-2/ 

Learn more about graduate study at the University of Chicago

UChicago GRAD offers information about graduate training for prospective students across the university.  Although campus tours are suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual programming is available.