Psychology

Psychology (PC76)

The Department of Psychology at the University of California, San Diego, provides advanced training in research in most aspects of experimental psychology. Modern laboratories and an attractive physical setting combine with a distinguished faculty, both within the Department of Psychology and in supporting disciplines, to provide research opportunities and training at the frontiers of psychological science. The graduate training program emphasizes and supports individual research, starting with the first year of study.

Program Info

Area of Study Social Sciences
Specializations

Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience; Cognitive Psychology; Developmental Psychology; Sensation and Perception; Social Psychology

Department Psychology
Major Psychology
Degree Doctor of Philosophy
Admissions Terms Fall
Application Deadlines November 30, 2017 (Fall 2018)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General is required.

English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
PTE (Pearson Test of English)

Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

Online submission of letters of recommendation preferred.

Statement of Purpose

Required

Statement of Purpose online: 1500 word limit

Include the following in your statement:


  • Discuss your interests, ambitions, and experiences in psychology.

  • What type of research would you do at UC San Diego?

  • Which faculty members might assist you?
  • Resume/CV

    Required

    Contact Info

    Website http://psychology.ucsd.edu/graduate-program/prospective-students/admissions.html
    Email psycphdinfo@ucsd.edu
    Campus Office 1533 Mandler Hall
    Phone (858) 534-4416
    Mailing Address
    University of California, San Diego
    Department of Psychology
    9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0109
    La Jolla, CA 92093-0109

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