Thank you for your interest in the Department of Psychology's Ph.D. program. The Department invites applications from students who are primarily interested in research. Undergraduate research experience is helpful to have; this includes formal statistics/methods courses and special class projects, independent study projects, and part-time or volunteer work in research. All of our graduate program areas, including Clinical Science, have a strong research emphasis. We believe that competence in research and scholarship are prerequisites for leadership in teaching and public service in psychology.


If you’re considering graduate study at UC Berkeley, we encourage you to view our virtual Graduate Diversity Admissions Fair. This admissions fair was developed specifically for backgrounds historically excluded or underrepresented in graduate education, though it is open to the public.


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