The following information is published here to guide students through the graduate application process, though scheduling time with a graduate advisor is also recommended.
- A completed graduate studies application.
- An official transcript from each institution attended.
- One official copy of your general GRE test scores. Please have your GRE scores sent by ETS (Educational Testing Service) to the University of Houston, University Park Campus (Code: 6870). The Department of Psychology will only accept official GRE scores sent from ETS.
- Three letters of recommendation.
- A career statement, please include two faculty members with whom you wish to work during your graduate school process.
- A $55.00 non-refundable processing fee is due at the time of your application submission. Fee must be paid online via CollegeNet.
Submission Process for Domestic Applicants
Program deadlines for receipt of application materials are as follows for fall admission the following academic year:
|December 1||Clinical Psychology|
|December 1||Developmental Psychology|
|January 15||Industrial/Organizational Psychology|
|January 15||Social Psychology|
We highly encourage applicants to submit their materials electronically:
- through myUH, and
- with electronic ETS delivery of test scores and
- electronically delivered transcripts by academic institutions, if available.
- Letters of recommendations should be received electronically.
Regular Mail Address:
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
PO BOX 3947
HOUSTON TX 77253-3947
Express Mail Address:
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
4800 Calhoun Road
501 E. Cullen Building
HOUSTON, TX 77204-2012
For Electronic Copy Submissions: email@example.com
Submission Process for International Applicants
In addition to the materials listed above, the International Admissions Office requires that you submit the following:
- An official copy of your TOEFL scores.
- A letter of financial backing.
- The statement of understanding located in the application booklet.
- Two passport size photos.
- A $75.00 (US$) processing fee in addition to the departmental processing fee should be paid at the time of your application submission. Fee must be paid online via CollegeNet.
Please forward all materials to:
International Admissions Office
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204-2161
United States of America
See http://www.uh.edu/admissions/international/ for further information of interest to graduate international applicants.
All applicants: You are encouraged to contact the Academic Affairs Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) to ensure your materials are arriving as requested. Applicants may be nominated for a Presidential Fellowship.
Outcomes and Other Data
Support Information, 2015-20161. Funding support for all first year students is available through Teaching Assistantships (TA) in the Department of Psychology. For 2015-2016 the monthly stipend for a 50% appointment (20 hrs/wk) will be $1555.56, or $14,000 for the nine-month academic year. Students in TA appointments are assigned to 1 to 3 course sections per semester, depending on the workload of the course(s). Summer support as a TA ($4667 total for 3 months) is also available upon early request by the student and fund availability. Students typically all receive a summer assignment if requested. Research Assistantships (RA) are also sometimes available to first year students, if they will be working with a faculty member who has a funded project on which to place the student. Stipends vary, typically ranging from $1556 to $2083/month.
2. Other benefits include an excellent comprehensive state employee health benefit package (after a 90-day waiting period) at low cost to the student (student pays $119/month; State and University pay $419/month or $5028 total/year), a waiver of non-resident tuition rates for out-of-state students (worth $13,860/year) and a doctoral tuition fellowship that covers the cost of twelve credit hours for the Fall and Spring semesters and up to six credit hours for the Summer semester (worth approximately $8320/year). The tuition fellowship does not cover fees. Please note that full-time graduate study for first-year in the Department of Psychology requires twelve credit hours each for the Fall and Spring semesters, and three or six credit hours for the summer semester (depending on program requirements).
Bottom line: For tuition and fees, students should expect to pay approximately $970 for each of the Fall and Spring semesters next year and up to $715 in the Summer. Rates may increase slightly before Fall 2015. In order to qualify for the health benefits and a waiver of out-of-state tuition, students must maintain at least a 50% appointment, be registered as a full-time student, and in good standing. To qualify for the tuition fellowship, students must be registered as a full-time student and in good standing.
3. After the second year, students may qualify for a Teaching Fellowship (TF). Teaching Fellows are instructors of record for a course. Each TF is expected to instruct 2 course sections per semester. The current monthly stipend for a 50% TF appointment is $1688.89 or $15,200 for the nine-month academic year. Summer support as a TF ($5067 total for 3 months) is also available upon early request by the student, and fund availability. Students typically all receive a summer assignment if requested.
4. The Department does not guarantee support beyond the first year. However, students in good standing are virtually always successful in securing up to 6 years of funding support through a combination of teaching, research appointments, external internships, or traineeships.