Application Instructions

Please carefully follow the application procedures listed below. There are two parts to the application:

  1. School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies
  2. Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences 

It is the applicant's responsibility to ensuring that all application materials are submitted by the deadline. Please keep in mind that it may take up to a week for the department to access materials after being submitted to the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies.

Deadline: December 1st*

All forms and materials outlined below must be submitted by the deadline. The deadline is for admission in the fall of the subsequent school year.

* Applications are still being accepted for Dr. Daniel DeCaro's NSF-funded position. The deadline is August 1 for Fall 2017. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, up to December 1 for Fall 2018 semester.

Part I. School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies

The following materials must be submitted to the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies:
1.  Application Form
2.  Application Fee
3.  Transcript(s)
4.  Graduate Record Exam (GRE): Verbal, Quantitative and Analytical
5.  Three Recommendation Letters
* There are additional requirements for international students. These requirements are listed at: https://louisville.edu/graduate/futurestudents/international-applicants/international-students

The online application and directions can be found at: http://graduate.louisville.edu/apply/ .

The above materials must be submitted to:
Graduate Admissions
School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
gradadm@louisville.edu

Part II. Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences

The following materials are required for your Experimental Psychology Doctoral Program application and must be submitted to the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences via the online Applicant Data Form (link below):
1.  Current Curriculum Vitae
2.  Personal Statement: In 2 or 3 pages, describe your research interests, indicate the faculty member(s) with whom you would like to conduct research, and describe your relevant experiences and your career goals.
3.  Applicant Data Form:  At the end of the online applicant data form, you will be prompted to upload your curriculum vitae and personal statement. All items should be submitted at the same time.

If you have any questions about the application process, please check out our Frequently Asked Questions page. Should you have any further questions, you can contact:
Maggie Leahy
Experimental Psychology Ph.D. Program
Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences
University of Louisville
maggie.leahy@louisville.edu