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Department of Psychology Website
Ph.D. Program Information

Degree Offered

Application Requirements

  • GRE General Test
  • GRE Subject Test strongly recommended
  • TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of intent
  • Three letters of recommendation

Application Deadline

  • Fall: December 1


The mission of the graduate program is to advance and inspire the next generation of scholars in Psychology. Our programs (Clinical, Cognitive, Developmental, and Quantitative) prepare students for research careers in basic and applied behavioral science. Emphases are placed on empirical research and development of theory, supported by extensive training in quantitative and research methodologies. Graduate students are also encouraged to pursue excellence in teaching. This mission of preparing scholars and teachers is supported by a nationally and internationally renowned faculty, many of whom are editors of highly respected journals, recipients of major grants, and leaders of scientific societies. Read more about graduate studies in Psychology at Notre Dame.

Program Statistics




Director of Graduate Studies
Kathleen Eberhard
Telephone: (574) 631-7627
Fax: (574) 631-8883

Financial Support

Tuition Scholarships
Stipend Support
Health Insurance Subsidy
Professional Development

Cost of Living

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