Application Deadlines & Instructions

Deadlines

Application instructions are below. 

Application instructions to the Post-Baccalaureate Program in Psychology and Social Behavior can be found here.

The application for Fall 2019 is now OPEN and applicants are welcome to APPLY NOW

Doctoral Programs

Social Ecology Core Ph.D.

Application Deadline: January 2 for Fellowship Consideration

Criminology, Law and Society Ph.D.

Application Deadline: January 1 for Fellowship Consideration

Planning, Policy and Design Ph.D.

Application Deadline: January 2 for Fellowship Consideration

*Psychology and Social Behavior Ph.D.

Application Deadline: December 1 for Fellowship Consideration
*Please note that this program will change its name to Psychological Science to reflect the new Department name. Fall 2019 applicants should still apply to the Psychology & Social Behavior PhD program as listed on the application.

On-Campus Master's Programs

Master of Public Policy (MPP)

Application Deadline: January 10 for Priority Consideration. After that date, the admissions committee will consider applications on a rolling basis until April 1.

Master of Urban Regional Planning (MURP)

Application Deadline: January 15 for Priority Consideration. After that date, the admissions committee will consider applications on a rolling basis until May 15.

Online Master's Programs

Master of Advanced Study (MAS) in Criminology, Law, & Society

Application Deadlines:

March 1 for Priority Consideration. 

June 30 for Regular Consideration.

Master of Legal and Forensic Psychology (MLFP)

Application Deadline: March 1 for Priority Consideration. After that date, the admissions committee will consider applications on a rolling basis until May 15.


Application Steps

General requirements for admission include the completion of a Bachelor's degree or its equivalent and a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or its equivalent.

1) Complete and submit your Application for Admission online

  • Most of our graduate programs require the submission of a GRE score. The UCI institution code is 4859.
  • If you have not earned a diploma or advanced degree within a country where English is the primary or dominant language,
    then you are required to submit English-proficiency test scores (TOEFL or IELTS). The UCI institution code is 4859.
  • The MAS and the MLFP do NOT require a GRE score.
  • The PhD program in PSB does NOT require the Psychology Subject Test. Only the GRE general exam is required.
  • All applicants must submit a Statement of Purpose and a Personal History Statement.

Please visit the Graduate Division website for more information.

2) Submit your non-refundable application fee ($105 for U.S. Citizens & lawful U.S. Permanent Residents and $125 for all other applicants)

  • Application Fee can be paid by credit card only; checks will not be accepted.
  • Fee waivers are available

After submitting the application fee, your application will be processed and you will receive e-mail confirmation.

3) Provide three letters of recommendation

  • Letters of Recommendation letters must be uploaded digitally –  paper LORs will not be accepted.
  • Letters that speak to your academic and/or professional achievement, describe your strengths and weaknesses,
    and comment on your character, integrity and motivation are especially useful.

Additional information regarding letters of recommendation can be found here.

4) Scan and upload transcripts to the online application from all institutions attended since high school.

  • Upload both the FRONT and the BACK side of the transcript.
  • Uploaded transcripts should be recent and include the following:
    your name, dates of attendance, grades/marks received, credits and grading legend.
  • DO NOT send official transcripts until they are requested.

5) Any supplemental materials your program requests may be uploaded to the online application.

  • The MPP program requires the submission of a resume.
  • The MLFP program requires the submission of a resume.

If you have any technical difficulties submitting your application, email gradapplicant@uci.edu