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The admissions committee evaluates applications according to a variety of criteria, including prior GPA, letters of recommendation, quantitative and verbal scores for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), prior research and professional experiences, commitment to scholarship, and fit between the research interests of the applicant and faculty.
Within our research-focused PhD program, students work closely with a faculty member in research activities. Therefore, admission is contingent on a match between student research interests and faculty research activities. Please review the faculty interests to determine if there is an appropriate faculty match for your research interests.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact individual faculty members about current opportunities for research and admission. Some faculty may not be accepting new students during specific time periods.
The UT Dallas graduate admissions page will help guide you through the process. You can check your status using the University’s Orion program. If you’ve been accepted into the program, please read the University’s steps after admission page.
ATTN Adrienne Gidley
School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences
The University of Texas at Dallas
800 W. Campbell Rd, GR41
Richardson, TX 75080
Students are expected to complete the program coursework and research requirements in four to five years. The research requirements include a qualifying thesis research project and a dissertation research project.
Students can major in developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, or social/personality psychology. The University requires a minimum of 75 hours of coursework. The specific program requirements include: six credit hours of a doctoral proseminar, nine hours of core research methods courses, 12 hours of core psychological sciences courses, six hours of advanced electives, and independent study research hours each semester enrolled. View the complete degree plan.
The graduate catalog provides an overview of course descriptions.
For more information, please see Information for Current Students.