Experimental Psychology Program - Admission

The Department of Psychology at the University of Memphis has a very active and productive Experimental Psychology Program. This Program is designed around an apprenticeship model in which a students works closely with one or a few faculty member(s) who serve as major professor(s) designing training plans to meet the individual student's expectations and career goals. The two major areas for admission within Experimental Psychology are Behavioral Neuroscience and Cognitive. Please click on the links in the left column to learn more about these programs.

An undergraduate major in psychology is highly desirable for admission to this program, however, outstanding students with majors in other fields are also encouraged to apply. Please note that two applications are required: a Psychology Department Application, and a Graduate School Application.

The main factors that faculty consider:
1. Academic performance
    Undergraduate Grade Point Average
    Performance in Psychology Courses
    Honors and Awards 

2. GRE scores
    Verbal, Quantitative, Analytic scores 

3. Research experience

4. Research Interests and Professional Statement
    < 1200 words; on Department Application

5. Particular research area and faculty the applicant desires to work with
    Indicated on Department Application

6. Letters of recommendation (3)
    Solicited on the Department Application

Applications for admission to the M.S./Ph. D. Program in Experimental Psychology must be received by January 15 for entrance the following Fall semester. Only students applying for full-time status are accepted into this program. Currently, the Experimental Program accepts approximately 4 to 6 students for admission. When you are ready to begin this process please click on the > Apply to Psychology Graduate Programs in the left column, and the Instructions for Applying link.