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). Note that for the 2021 application cycle, we are not accepting students directly into the Social Psychology training area. Instead, any potential applicant who is interested in working with faculty on research projects related to social psychology should contact the faculty member(s) directly to inquire which training area they should select in their application.  

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 are available online in early fall.  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.


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.  Campus tours are offered by UChicago GRAD; advance registration is requested. Virtual programming is also available.