Admissions

The following information is published here to guide students through the graduate application process, though scheduling time with a graduate advisor is also recommended.

Required Materials

  1. A completed graduate studies application. The Univeristy of Houston is switching to a new graduate application system. We expect the application to be available after October 1. Please click the following link to access the application starting October 1: Psychology Graduate Program Application
  2. An official transcript from each institution attended.
  3. 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.
  4. Three letters of recommendation.
  5. A career statement, please include two faculty members with whom you wish to work during your graduate school process.
  6. 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.

For hard-copy submission of transcripts:

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
GRADUATE ADMISSIONS
PO BOX 3947 HOUSTON
TX 77253-3947

For Electronic Copy Submissions:
gradschool@uh.edu

Submission Process for International Applicants

In addition to the materials listed above, the International Admissions Office requires that you submit the following:

  1. An official copy of your TOEFL scores.
  2. A letter of financial backing.
  3. The statement of understanding located in the application booklet.
  4. Two passport size photos.
  5. A $75.00 (US$) processing fee in addition to the $55.00 (US$) departmental processing fee should be paid at the time of your application submission. Fee must be paid online via CollegeNet.

 

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 (ptolar@uh.edu) to ensure your materials are arriving as requested. Applicants may be nominated for a Presidential Fellowship.