Program Admissions

Thank you for your interest in the Experimental Psychology Ph.D. program at the University of Louisville. Please note that we do not offer a terminal Master’s degree in Experimental Psychology. 


The program accepts new students in the Fall semester only. Our application deadline is December 1st.

How to Apply

Please visit our Application Instructions page before applying. This page includes important information on the application process, as well as required materials that MUST be submitted for your application to be considered complete.

Admission Requirements & Selection Averages

We take a holistic approach to reviewing prospective student applications. Applicants who are admitted to our program typically possess the following qualifications, but they are not required: 

  • Undergraduate GPAs of 3.0 or higher
  • GRE Verbal and Quantitative scores in the 50th percentile or higher
  • Strong letters of recommendation that speak to the applicant’s scholarly ability and potential to succeed in a doctoral program
  • A match between the applicant's and faculty mentor's research interests
  • A psychology or neuroscience major

All applicants will be considered without discrimination on the basis of differences in age, ethnic or racial background, gender, physical abilities, sexual orientation or preference, or social background. Our program values diversity and has accepted applicants that vary on the above characteristics.