Graduate Admissions

Ph.D. Program in Experimental Psychology

The Department of Psychology is looking for bright, accomplished, and motivated people to join the team of students and faculty who are committed to research and teaching.

NOTE: If you are looking for information about the JDP Clinical Psychology program, please visit San Diego State's website. The JDP in Clinical Psychology program is administered through SDSU and the Psychiatry Department here at UC San Diego and not the Psychology Department.


  • Psychology majors and minors (or closely related fields)
    • Exception for applicants with good background in mathematics and science
  • Research experience
  • Statistics background
  • GPA over 3.0 (cumulative from most recent degree)
  • GRE required
  • No subject test required
  • International students need TOEFL (550-paper model,  85-ibT) or IELTS (minimum band score 7)

Useful Information:

  • UC San Diego school code: 4836
  • TOEFL Psychology Dept code: 08
  • Online Application Psychology code: 81
  • Application costs: $105 (domestic), $125 (International)

Timeline (Fall 2019 Admissions)

September 4

Application Website Open

November 29

Deadline for Submitting Application (All materials must be received by this date. GRE must be taken no later than November to ensure scores are available for review)


Review of Applications by Committee

Mid January

Invitations to Open House sent

Early February

Open House (by invitation only)


Admission Offers Sent

April 15

Acceptance Responses Deadline

Department Address:

Department of Psychology Graduate Admissions
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr. #0109
La Jolla, CA 92093-0109

Apply Online
Contact the Graduate Coordinator