Graduate Application Process

Application Deadline Countdown

Applications will be accepted September 01 – December 01.
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
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Application

A complete application must include:
Online application
   - Personal statement
   - Prospective Mentor
   - Research Interests
   - Desired Track
   - Three letters of recommendation
Official transcripts
GRE scores

No other supplementary materials will be reviewed.

Doctoral Programs

Prospective students apply to clinical or non-clinical programs within the adult, child, pediatric, and health divisions of the department. Approximately 10 to 15 clinical students are admitted across the divisions. The number of admissions to the developmental, evolution cognition and behavior, cognitiva and behavioral neuroscience, and behavioral medicine programs vary each year.

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 $25,000+ per year plus tuition remission.

Student Evaluation and Admission Process


Dec 15

Invitations to Interview

Once completed applications are received, a preliminary screening of the applications for completeness and competitiveness. The Department receives 300-450 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.


Jan 23-25

Interview Weekend

Applicants are invited to interview at the University of Miami. Applicants interview with faculty members, receive campus/facility tours, interact with faculty and students, and experience Miami. Applicants have the option of staying with current graduate students and are provided with food during interview weekend; however, applicants cover expenses related to flight and transportation.


Early Feb

Admissions Decisions

Upon Departmental review, selected applicants are offered admission to the program. Some applicants may be wait-listed. Letters of decision are sent to applicants.


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.