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 five 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, the Computational Cognitive 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 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.


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.