Graduate Studies

The main aim of the graduate programs in the Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia is to prepare the student for research, both basic and applied, and for teaching. The department offers Ph.D. programs in seven areas of psychology: Clinical, Cognitive, Community, Developmental, Neuroscience & Behavior, Quantitative, and Social. Various combinations of these specialties are possible, depending on students' interests and professional goals. Students should apply, however, to one of these seven areas of specialization. It is recommeded that potential applicants should refer to Research Area pages for list of faculty who are slated to accept students in their labs that year. 

Note that the students are not admitted towards a terminal master's degree; we expect that all graduate students will work toward the Ph.D.

If you have specific questions about the graduate program which are not addressed in the information provided, please contact Ms. Debbie Snow, the Psychology Department Admission Secretary, at dsnow@virginia.edu.


Information for Prospective Graduate Students

Areas of Specialization

Application Form and Admission Process

Financial Aid for Graduate Students

Graduate FAQ

Diversity in Psychology

Other useful links: 

Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

Information for Current Graduate Students

Using the Department Subject Pool

Human Subjects Training

U.Va. Graduate Students Main Page
U.Va. Graduate Student Resource Guide

The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only.  The Undergraduate Record and Graduate Record represent the official repository for academic program requirements. These publications may be found at http://records.ureg.virginia.edu/index.php.