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Required Materials

  1. A completed graduate studies application. The University of Houston is switching to a new graduate application system. Please click the following link to access the application starting August 1st: 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 $50.00 non-refundable processing fee is due at the time of your application submission. Fee must be paid online via CollegeNet.

*The GRE provides objective data for evaluating graduate student applicants. The predictive validity of the GREs does not differ by demographic group (Kuncel et al., 2001; 2010). Data indicate that standardized tests reduce bias in admissions against low-income and diverse applicants (Harden, 2022; Card & Juliano, 2016). When GREs are eliminated, other criteria used, such as undergraduate institution attended, introduce more bias against low income and diverse applicants (Hoxby & Avery, 2012). If cost is an issue, there are options available for reducing costs of taking and preparing for the GRE.


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 15 Developmental Psychology
December 1 Social, Personality, & Health Psychology
December 15 Industrial/Organizational Psychology

We highly encourage applicants to submit their materials electronically:

  • through myUH, and
  • electronically delivered transcripts by academic institutions, if available.
  • Letters of recommendations should be received electronically.

For hard-copy submission of transcripts:

TX 77253-3947

For Electronic Copy Submissions:

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 $80.00 (US$) 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.

All applicants: For questions about the application process applicants may contact the Academic Affairs Office ( Applicants may be nominated for a Presidential Fellowship.