Admissions and Aid
Thank you for your interest in the Ph.D. Program in Psychology at The Graduate Center, CUNY.
We have ten different training areas, and prospective students may only apply to one area of study at a time within a current admissions cycle. All admitted students must attend full-time.
Each of the training areas offered by the Ph.D. Program in Psychology handle their own admissions processes. Please contact the relevant Training Area Head or Admissions Chair for additional training area-specific application requirements. A list of contact information is available here.
Prospective students should also visit the Admissions website:
GRE is not required.
Applicants must chose one training area to apply to. Note: You can only apply for one area of study at a time within a current admissions cycle.
- Additional Requirements as specified by the training area which you are applying for (Note: Applicants to Clinical Psychology @ City College need to contact City College Office of Graduate Admissions)
- Basic & Applied Social Psychology
- Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience (CUNY Neuroscience Collaborative)
- Clinical Psychology @ John Jay College of Criminal Justice
- Clinical Psychology @ Queens College
- Cognitive and Comparative Psychology
- Critical Social/Personality and Environmental Psychology (merger of Critical Social/Personality Psychology and Environmental Psychology)
- Developmental Psychology
- Health Psychology & Clinical Science
- Industrial/Organizational Psychology
- Psychology & Law
The application fee is $75. After you have completed the online application form, you will be asked to submit the form for review. A payment page will then appear asking you to select your payment method. You may pay online with a credit card, or by sending in a check by mail.
The application fee is only waived for United States Armed Services Veterans and McNair Scholars. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on receiving the waiver.
Visit The Graduate Center's Office of Admissions for step-by-step directions to apply, including a link to the Online Application Form.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition rates for doctoral programs at The Graduate Center are based on a student's “level,” which is determined by a combination of the number of graduate credits completed (including, in the case of transfer students, credits accepted by the student's degree program and the Registrar) and specific academic accomplishments.
The fee structure is also affected by a student’s resident status.
Each student will be billed for a Graduate School student activities fee, a University student senate fee, a University consolidated services fee and a technology fee. These fees are not refundable.
Fellowships and Financial Aid
Every applicant to The Graduate Center’s doctoral programs will automatically be considered for five-year institutional funding packages. The aid we offer — including fellowships, tuition awards, and assistantships — is based on merit.
Federal aid for doctoral students includes:
- Need-based Federal Aid
- Federal Work-Study
- Non-need-based Federal Direct Loans.
New York State also provides the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) for eligible graduate students who are New York State residents.
In honoring the long-standing mission and the rich legacy of CUNY as a public university that serves the communities of New York, diversity is a core value of the Psychology Program. Our commitment is to promote diversity and support students from historically excluded populations who are currently underrepresented, in ways that reflect the varieties of social histories and experiences of the communities we serve. This commitment is an inherent part of our work intertwined with all aspects of academic pursuits, research, and teaching. In embracing ideals of social justice, equality and access, we are striving to build a community that values diversity across race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, dis/ability, gender, sexual orientation, immigration status, geographic location, and religion.
See more information: Office of Educational Opportunity and Diversity, and Office of Compliance and Diversity.
Additional funding may be available to incoming students from underrepresented populations through offerings from the Office of Educational Opportunity and Diversity, including several fellowships and the CUNY Pipeline Program for undergraduate CUNY students.
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* Please note that Clinical @ City College has migrated away from the Graduate Center
Graduate Center Resources
Review the following resources: