Diversifying Psychology Visit Day at University of Virginia

Fri, 2017-04-28

Are you thinking about a doctoral degree in psychology? 

Do you want to learn more?

Diversifying Psychology Visit Day

Department of Psychology, University of Virginia


This event is for research-oriented, junior and senior undergraduate students (and recent graduates) from underrepresented groups (e.g., students who identify as an ethnic/racial minority or who are the first in their family to attend college) who want to learn more about psychology graduate school and the Psychology Department at UVA ( 


Accepted students will have their travel, meal, and hotel costs covered to spend the day visiting the department on April 28th, 2017.

The visit will include:

  • individual and small group meetings with professors to discuss students’ intellectual interests
  • attending research presentations and lab meetings
  • information on applying to graduate school, funding opportunities, mentoring, and student life
  • information session with the Director of Diversity and Inclusion and the Director of Clinical Training
  • networking with current graduate students


To apply: students should send:

1) 1-2 paragraphs describing their research experience and interests, as well as how their research interests align with 1-2 faculty members in the UVA Psychology Department (, and why they want to attend the Visit Day

2) an unofficial copy of their transcript

3) their CV or resume

3) 1 letter of recommendation that speaks to their capacity for graduate study in psychology (letter writers can submit their letter directly to


Please submit all materials by email to  

Note, students who applied last year but were not invited to the visit day are encouraged to apply again.

Deadline: Applications are due February 15th, 2017.     

Questions? Email Dr. Bethany Teachman, Professor and Director of Clinical Training, at or Dr. Noelle Hurd, Assistant Professor, at