The Department of Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is one of the oldest and most prestigious psychology programs in the nation.
There are five concentrated areas of study within the psychology graduate program: clinical, social-cognitive, developmental, law-psychology, and neuroscience and behavior.
Faculty provide high-quality research, teaching, and practice training experiences in these six areas. The department includes a nationally-reputed joint program in law and psychology, and one of the first APA-accredited clinical psychology programs in the country.
Excellent computer facilities, laboratory space, and research support are available through the psychology department. The department only accepts students who are interested in obtaining a Ph.D.; therefore, all students earn a master's degree en route to a doctoral degree. The department provides funding support through various mechanisms to all students who are admitted.
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Neuroscience and Behavior
Social and Cognitive
Graduate Admission Requirements
- Application for Admission with $50 non-refundable application fee.
- One set of transcripts.
- If the student’s native language is not English, verification of English proficiency is required.
- If International: upload copies of all college- or university-level transcripts or mark sheets (records of courses and marks earned), with certiﬁcates, diplomas, and degrees plus certiﬁed English translations.
* Official documents are required from all students who are admitted and enroll. Photocopies of certiﬁed records are not acceptable. International students enrolled in other U.S. institutions may have certiﬁed copies of all foreign records sent directly to the Office of Graduate Studies by their current school’s registrar office.
- If applicant is not a US citizen and expects an F or J visa: financial information.
- Applicants must also fulfill any additional requirements the department specifies at the time of application.
Major Admission Requirements
- Previous research and clinical involvement (clinical only)
- Three recommendation letters
- Personal Statement: Your personal statement should address the following questions:
- What are your interests in Psychology (or Psych and Law, if applicable)?
- What are your long-range career goals? In other words, what kind of work do you hope to be doing in 10 to 15 years?
- What are your research interests? What research experiences have you had? Be sure to indicate any faculty in the psychology department with whom you share research interests and with whom you would be interested in working.
- Are there internships, jobs, practicum, or other experiences relevant to your application?
- Are there any other unique factors that we should consider in evaluating your application?
- Faculty: Identify at least one (max 3) faculty members in this department with whom you would like to work.
Clinical, Social and Cognitive, and joint law-psychology programs: December 1 for Fall.
Developmental and Neuroscience and Behavior: December 15 for Fall.
NOTE: When sending GRE or TOEFL scores, our institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed
* Updates to graduate program pages are made on an annual basis in conjunction with the Graduate Application for Admission.
The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment.