All of our programs are pretty intensely research-oriented.
If you were more interested in professional training in a counseling direction, you probably wouldn't be happy here. Once you have decided on an area, the next task is to figure out which faculty member you might like to work with.
Most students are not aware of the fact that graduate programs do not admit an unlimited number of students each year.
Rather, only 2 to 4 students are offered admission for a given program within the department each year.
One other thought - money should not be an issue if you get over the admissions hurdle. An applicant would want to be sure that he/she would apply to a graduate school within that five-year period.
We only admit students we can support (at a fairly meager level) once they are here. Application Application fee Unofficial GRE scores 3 letters of recommendation Unofficial transcripts from previous schools There are no particular Psychology course requirements, but having experience will make your application better. If it is longer than five years, scores are not reportable and the applicant would need to retake the examination.
Our faculty would prefer not to meet with students that do not have an application in for admission but will gladly talk to you over the phone or via email. If interested, please contact our Tour Guide Service at 434-924-3239.
Your application was evaluated along with a great deal of applications from other potential graduate candidates.
The first thing you need to do is think about what you want to do in graduate school.
Our department is divided into seven areas (clinical, cognitive, community, developmental, neuroscience and behavior quantitative, and social) and admissions are run almost entirely separately by area.