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 [email protected])


Please submit all materials by email to [email protected]  

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 [email protected] or Dr. Noelle Hurd, Assistant Professor, at [email protected]