Admission

Graduate Admission

Students enter the department with the expectation of earning the Ph.D. The department does not admit students seeking the terminal master’s degree.

Applicants must have earned either the bachelor’s degree or the master’s degree. Although most applicants have majored in psychology as undergraduates, this is not required. It is necessary, however, to have earned 15 credit hours in psychology, including a first course in statistics and a course in experimental psychology or psychological research methods. Admission is competitive. The Graduate Record Examination is required. The GRE subject test is preferred but not required. Prior research and relevant work experience, honors, awards, and other achievements are taken into account. The deadline for completed applications is December 1 for the following fall semester.

Submit your graduate application online. Have official transcripts sent to the Graduate Application Processing Center.

Send all other requested application materials to the department:

The University of Kansas
Department of Psychology
Graduate Officer
Fraser Hall
1415 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 426
Lawrence, KS 66045-7540

Contact Info

Department of Psychology

Fraser Hall
1415 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 426
Lawrence, KS 66045-7540
785-864-4131
http://www.psych.ku.edu/
Ruth Ann Atchley, Chair
785-864-9821
ratchley@ku.edu

Department of Psychology

Fraser Hall
1415 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 426
Lawrence, KS 66045-7540
785-864-4131
http://www.psych.ku.edu/
Paul Atchley, Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies
785-864-9803
patchley@ku.edu
Byron Ceasar, Advising Specialist
785-864-3500
ceasarbd@ku.edu

Department of Psychology

Fraser Hall
1415 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 426
Lawrence, KS 66045-7540
785-864-4131
http://www.psych.ku.edu/
Monica Biernat, Associate Chair, Research and Graduate Studies
785-864-9815
biernat@ku.edu
Cathy O’Keefe, Graduate Applications
785-864-4195
cokeefe@ku.edu
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