Graduate Application Process

2024 Student Evaluation and Admission Process

Mid Dec

Invitations to Interview

Once completed applications are received, a preliminary screening of the applications for completeness and competitiveness. The Department receives 300-550 applications per year. Potential sources of funding for the applicants are also identified. Prospective mentors perform an initial review of applications and recommend which applicants will receive invitations to interview. Upon Departmental review and approval, invitations to formally interview are extended to applicants. It is rare for any invitations to be extended after December 31. Therefore, if you do not hear by the end of the calendar year, it is unlikely you have been invited. We wish all applicants the best!

Jan 15

McKnight Fellowship Application Due

The McKnight Doctoral Fellowships intend to increase the number of African American and Hispanic individuals with Ph.D. in the state of Florida. African American and Hispanic students who would be moving from others states to Florida to complete doctoral study may qualify. The McKnight Fellowship requires a separate application.
Link McKnight Doctoral Fellowship to:

Jan 18-19

Virtual Interview

Applicants are invited to interview at the University of Miami. Applicants interview and interact with faculty members and graduate students virtually.

Upon Departmental review (late January / early February), selected applicants are offered admission to the program and considered for University-wide fellowships. Some applicants may be wait-listed. Letters of decision are sent to applicants.

Feb 12/ March 08

Campus Visits

Applicants may have the opportunity to visit campus in-person. Admission decisions should follow shortly thereafter.

Apr 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.

Aug 15

Academic Year Begins

Admitted applicants will begin training activities before the academic year begins.

Application Process Video

Watch this short video for an overview of our application process.

This will give you an outline of the process, more detailed information can be found by following other links on this page, and the Psychology department website, as well as Faculty research pages. 

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Application Process video

2025 Application Deadline Countdown

To receive full consideration for entry into the Ph.D. program for the Fall of the next school year,
ALL application materials must be received no later than December 01, 2023

Meet our Faculty

Applicants apply directly to work with a prospective mentor.

We understand that many applicants want to know whether the mentors you are interested in working with are taking students in this admissions cycle.

Doctoral Programs

Prospective students apply to clinical or psychological sciences programs within the adult, child, pediatric, and health divisions of the department. Approximately 10 to 15 clinical students are admitted across the divisions. Approximately 5 to 10 psychological sciences students are admitted across the developmental, evolution cognition and behavior, cognitive and behavioral neuroscience, and behavioral medicine programs.

Stipend + Tuition Remission

The department offers financial aid in the form of NIH traineeships, research assistantships, teaching assistantships, and university fellowships. Assistantships and pre-doctoral traineeship stipends typically are $35,600+ per year plus tuition remission.