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Applying to Graduate School

Department of Psychology

The application process can be challenging and scary. We've put a few resources together to help you out.

Big Ten Academic Alliance

Online module sessions, approximately 15-minutes in length, provide resources to aid students in areas regarding graduate school, which include graduate school identification, application, and selection processes. 


From the American Psychological Association (APA)

Preparing and Applying for Graduate School in Psychology

A free video series to guide students through research, applications, interviews and decisions.

This series of 12 videos takes prospective graduate students step-by-step through the preparation, application, interview and admission processes. The presenters combine decades of advising experience and research findings with evidence-based and anxiety-reducing strategies for mastering each step.

Mitch’s Uncensored Advice for Applying to Graduate School in Clinical Psychology by Mitch Prinstein, Ph.D., ABPP.  iDr. Prinstein is currently serving as the APA’s chief science officer (CSO), responsible for leading the association’s science agenda and advocating for the application of psychological research and knowledge in settings including academia, government, industry, and the law.


From the University of California Davis (UCD)