Applying to the Graduate Program

To apply to our department, an undergraduate degree in psychology or related field (e.g., cognitive science, neuroscience, linguistics, computer science) is required. Successful candidates generally have significant research experience as part of their undergraduate program or afterward, such as in a research assistant position or a master’s program.

Submitting your Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score is optional, but not required for admission. All graduate students have a primary advisor from the start of the program, and so applicants are encouraged to contact at least one relevant faculty member about whether they are recruiting students in the current year in advance.

Please note: The following faculty members will not be accepting new PhD students this year, i.e., for enrollment beginning in Fall 2024: Joel Cooper, Molly Crockett, Nathaniel Daw, Adele Goldberg, Michael Graziano, Casey Lew-Williams, Tania Lombrozo, Yael Niv, Kristina Olson, Elizabeth Levy Paluck, Emily Pronin, Nicole Shelton, Stacey Sinclair, and Elke Weber. You are still encouraged to include them as a secondary/tertiary advisor in your application.

Applicants may be able to request a waiver of the application fee from the Graduate School. Eligibility criteria and fee waiver application instructions can be found on the Graduate School Admissions website.

For complete information on how to apply and the online application, see the Graduate School Admissions website.

Please contact the Graduate Program Manager with any questions.

Additional Information

This resource was originally authored by Steve Luck and Lisa Oakes and is courtesy of Tufts University.