Doctoral Admissions Overview

Prospective students are invited to explore our website, contact us with questions, and visit our campus. We encourage you to learn more about our department and discover what makes Applied Psychology a unique, challenging, and welcoming community.

We want to tell you about us!

To receive additional information about one of our programs, please use our online signup form

To learn more about our programs by attending an on-campus or online information session, see a schedule of upcoming events.

If you have further questions, please don't hesitate to email the department. 

DOCTORAL PROGRAMS

Program Website Degree  Application Deadline
Counseling Psychology PhD Dec 1, 2017
Developmental Psychology PhD Dec 1, 2017
Psychology and Social Intervention  PhD Dec 1, 2017

All doctoral programs are open to full-time study only. Part-time study is not an option.
Counseling Psychology (CNPS-PHD) 
  • The Counseling Psychology doctoral program is accredited by the American Psychological Association. This program prepares counseling psychologists for positions in colleges, community agencies, clinics, and hospitals. Students who complete the program are eligible to sit for the New York State Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology. 
    • Application Requirements: Online Application, Statement of Purpose, Resume/CV, 3 Letters of   Recommendation, Official Transcripts, GRE, TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic (if applicable), Professional Autobiography. For more details, please view the graduate admissions page or the Counseling Psychology Prospectus
Developmental Psychology (PSDE-PHD)
  • Developmental Psychology is a doctoral program in applied studies in perceptual, cognitive, and affective development. Emphasis is on the development of methodological sophistication and familiarity and competence in the research process. Specialization areas include neuropsychology, general developmental psychology, perception, and cognition. 
    • Application Requirements: Online Application, Statement of Purpose, Resume/CV, 3 Letters of Recommendation, Official Transcripts, GRE, TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic (if applicable). Applicants must have a B.A. degree and/or M.A. in Psychology or Human Development. For more details, please view the graduate admissions page
Psychology and Social Intervention (PSSI-PHD)
  • The Psychology and Social Intervention doctoral program prepares action scientists for diverse roles in academia and social research who can understand, transform, and improve the contexts and systems in which humans develop across the life span. This program has a strong emphasis on analysis and prevention of psychological, social, educational, and health problems, as well as on the promotion of well-being in these domains from a systems perspective, including organizational, community, and policy levels.
    • Application Requirements: Online Application, Statement of Purpose, Resume/CV, 3 Letters of Recommendation, Official Transcripts, GRE, TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic (if applicable). Applicants must have a B.A. degree and/or M.A. in Psychology or related field. For more details, please view the graduate admissions page
Important Links
  • To receive additional information about one of our programs, please use our online signup form

If you have more questions, please contact  Graduate Admissions to request additional information.

*Please note February 10, 2017, is when interviews for prospective doctoral students for the programs in Counseling Psychology, Developmental Psychology, and Psychology and Social Intervention. Applicants who will be invited for an interview will be contacted by a department representative in advance of the date.