Application Deadlines & Instructions

Deadlines

Application instructions are below. 

Application instructions to the Post-Baccalaureate Program in Psychological Science can be found here.

The application for Fall 2020 will open September 2019.

Doctoral Programs

Criminology, Law and Society Ph.D.

Application Deadline: January 3 for Fellowship Consideration

*Planning, Policy and Design Ph.D.

*Please note that this program will be changing its name in the near future to Urban and Environmental Planning and Policy (UEPP).

Application Deadline: January 2 for Fellowship Consideration

Psychological Science Ph.D.

Application Deadline: December 1 for Fellowship Consideration

Social Ecology Core Ph.D.

Application Deadline: January 2 for Fellowship Consideration

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

  • ALL programs, except MAS and MLFP, require the submission of a GRE score. Domestic MURP applicants with a 3.3 undergrad GPA or above are also exempt from submitting 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.
    • Note that international PhD applicants are highly encouraged to submit a TOEFL or IELTS exam regardless of where their undergraduate degree was completed. A minimum TOEFL score of 80 (26+ on speaking section) or a minimum IELTS score of 7 (no less than a 6 on any section, 8+ on speaking section) makes students eligible to accept a Teaching Assistantship.
  • The MAS and the MLFP do NOT require a GRE score.
  • The PhD program in PS 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 ($120 for U.S. Citizens & lawful U.S. Permanent Residents and $140 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