Graduate Application Process

Application Deadline Countdown

Our application process opens on September 01. To receive full consideration for entry into the Ph.D. program for the Fall of the ensuing school year, ALL application materials must be received no later than November 15

Student Selection

Only students pursuing the Ph.D. are admitted. We do not admit students into Masters’ programs.  Approximately 10 to 15 clinical students are admitted each year from 400-500 applicants, and they are distributed across the four clinical program tracks (adult, child, pediatric, and health); applicants to the clinical program should indicate the specific program track to which they are applying. The number of admissions to the developmental, evolutionary science, behavioral/cognitive neuroscience, and behavioral medicine programs vary each year.


Applicants for admission to graduate study in the Department of Psychology must:

• Hold an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university.

• Provide official transcripts from each college/university attended.

• Submit scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

• Submit three letters of recommendation.

• Submit apersonal statement.

No other supplementary materials will be reviewed.

Online Application

The Department of Psychology uses an online application for admission to our graduate program.  Complete instructions for the application are online at the application site. 

A complete application must include: application with personal statement, three letters of recommendation, official transcripts, and GRE scores.

All Letters of Recommendation are completed online.


Transcripts should be mailed to the Psychology Department from your university to the following address:


University of Miami
Department of Psychology
Graduate Admissions - Room 516
5665 Ponce de Leon Blvd.
Coral Gables, FL 33146

Student Evaluation and Admission Process


Once completed applications are received they are assigned to one of the three graduate divisions (Adult, Child, Health), and a faculty representative from the division performs a preliminary screening of the applications for completeness and competitiveness.


Interview Weekend

Each Division compiles a list of applicants they wish to interview for admission; that list is then reviewed and approved by the Department Chair. Potential sources of funding for the applicants are also identified. Applicants are then invited to interview at UM (typically in February)


Plus Tuition Remission

The department offers financial aid in the form of NIH traineeships, research assistantships, teaching assistantships, and university fellowships. Assistantships and predoctoral traineeship stipends typically range from $20,000 to $22,500 per year plus tuition remission.

April 15

Applicant Decision Deadline

Applicants who are selected for admission have until April 15th to reach a decision and respond in writing. Our Department and our Clinical Program abide by the policies of APA, the Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology, and the Council of University Directors of Clinical Programs, which commit us to giving candidates until April 15th to decide whether they will accept our offer.