Developmental Psychology Admissions

All applications to the Ph.D. program must be submitted via the VCU admissions portal.

Please note that there is not a separate application for the program or department. General information about graduate study at VCU can be obtained from the VCU Graduate School website.

The deadline for applications is December 1.

Admission Requirements

Our aim is to recruit graduate students who fit well with our mission and whose career goals we can meet successfully. Applications are evaluated holistically on a number of criteria, including previous experience (research, professional and personal), past academic record, scholarship potential, letters of recommendation, the ability to collaborate and work well in teams, and more. All admitted students are accepted for full time study.

Additional details about admission requirements are available in the VCU Bulletin.

Faculty Accepting Applications

The following faculty members are accepting applications for new graduate students:

Please look at each faculty member's description of research interests and lab/center website, and consider how they match your own goals and interests. You are encouraged to name at least one person who you think would be a good fit as your Ph.D. mentor/supervisor. Faculty members welcome inquiries from prospective applications.