Admissions, Applications, Financial Support

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Admissions

In order to be considered for admission in September, applications and supporting materials must be received by December 1st of the prior year.

No applicants are considered for January admission. The program is oriented to students who plan to attend on a full-time basis. Be sure to indicate to which program in the department you are applying. Do not send the materials to the department. Once your application is complete, it will be sent to the department.

In early February, prospective students are invited to visit Notre Dame to provide applicants and program faculty an opportunity to meet. Some financial support is provided to applicants to offset travel expenses incurred.

Clinical Program Admission

Criteria for admission include:

  • high quality of undergraduate research experience in psychology
  • compatibility with faculty research interests
  • potential as a research scholar in the field

Students seeking careers in practice are encouraged to apply to programs that primarily emphasize practice and place priority on the preparation of practitioners rather than research scholars.

Cognition, Brain, and Behavior Program Admission

Applicants will be expected to have completed undergraduate courses in general and experimental psychology and statistics.

Developmental Program Admission

Applicants will be expected to have completed undergraduate courses in general and experimental psychology and statistics.Applicants must take the Graduate Record Examination. The advanced subject test in psychology is preferred but not required.

Quantitative Program Admission

Applicants will be expected to have completed undergraduate courses in general and experimental psychology and statistics.

Financial Support

Financial Support is available to all graduate students in the doctoral programs.

Resources for first-year students include tuition scholarships and University fellowships or graduate assistantships. The department funds all students in academic good standing for five years of graduate study. There are also a limited number of fellowships for students conducting dissertation research.

Application for financial support is automatic once the completed application form is received. Special consideration is given to minority applicants in the distribution of financial aid.

Application

To learn more about graduate study programs, admissions, and funding at Notre Dame visit the Graduate School.

 

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