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. You may also find some of the information for current graduate students helpful as you make your decision.

April 14, 2021: We have completed the 2021 admissions cycle. All decisions have been dispatched to the registered email on the application. Thank you for your time and energy during this process. We will be updating our materials and processes for 2022 with intent to publish during August 2021. Please check back here then!

Materials for the 2021 Admissions cycle (Please only use these for reference. 2022 will be updated by August 2021.)

  1. 2021 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. Deadline: December 1, 2020.
  3. 2021-2022 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.