Prospective Students: Ph.D.

UW Campus


Graduate studies in Psychology at the University of Washington are designed for students interested in a science and research-oriented program. Please read all information carefully before applying to determine whether our program is the right program for you, including a list of frequently asked questions. There is also a frequently asked questions for clinical admissions. You may also find some of the information for current graduate students helpful as you make your decision.

June 4, 2024: We do not require GRE scores for admissions. We will be updating our materials and processes for 2025 with intent to publish in late August 2024. Please check back here then!

September 1, 2024: Online application for admission consideration for Autumn 2025 opens.

October 1, 2024: Diversity Stering Committee’s virtual recruitment event from 3-5pm. Return here, for the link:

October TBD, 2024: Thinking of Graduate School in Human Neuroscience?

UW is holding a mini Zoom conference for senior undergraduates considering a research career. Details can be found here. There is free registration here (registration deadline 10th Oct).

February TBD, 2025: Date for in-person interviews. If you are contacted to attend, we hope you will be able to make it. Applicants will be notified by early February if they will be invited to the the Visit Day.

End of February/Early March, 2025: Initial offers and denials will be sent

Materials for the 2025 Admissions cycle (will be available in Late August prior to the application opening):

  1. Admissions Application Newsletter: This is a guide to our application process, a required download. It explains each component of our application.
  2. UW Graduate School Application: All applicants to a UW graduate program must complete this online application and submit the application fee. You will be required to upload all of your application into this online process. Available: September 1, 2024 - Deadline: December 2, 2024. Be sure to select Autumn 2025 in the new application system.
  3. Application Checklist: The checklist is for both U.S. and International Applicants.
  4. Admissions Statistics Brochure: This brochure contains GPA statistics for our past 3 incoming cohorts, along with diversity recruiting information.

Please write us if you experience any problems with these files. Thank you and Good luck.