General information about graduate study at VCU can be obtained from the VCU Graduate School website. Application for graduate study in psychology with an emphasis in developmental psychology should be initiated online from the VCU Graduate School admissions page. Please note that there is not a separate application for the program or department.

Application Deadline

The deadline for applications is December 1. 

Admission Requirements

Details about admission requirements are available in the VCU Bulletin.

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.

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 PhD mentor/supervisor. Faculty members welcome inquiries from prospective applications.