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Psychology, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 72 months
    Duration
University rank #35 (QS) , CA,
The UCLA Psychology Department offers graduate Ph.D. training (there is no separate M.A. program or Psy.D. program offered) with area emphases in Behavioral Neuroscience, Clinical, Cognitive, Developmental, Health Psychology, Learning and Behavior, Quantitative, and Social Psychology.

About

  • In all of these fields, the central objective is to train researchers dedicated to increasing the body of scientific knowledge upon which the discipline of psychology rests. The program is designed to prepare psychologists to function effectively as researchers, college and university instructors, and professional research psychologists.
  • Rigorous scientific training is the foundation of the UCLA Psychology Ph.D. program. As part of this training, the Department encourages student participation in the activities of a number of related departments, schools, or organized research units of the University. For instance, the Brain Research Institute, the interdisciplinary Neuroscience and Cognitive programs, the Institute for Social Science Research, and the Neuropsychiatric Institute provide extensive research facilities for interested students. The Fernald Child Study Center, moreover, bolsters the department's long-standing commitment to training in childhood learning and behavioral disorders.
  • Other departmental resources include the Psychology Clinic. Our close working relations with local hospitals (the Veterans Administration), clinics, and institutes provide a unique opportunity for year-round training and research. UCLA's exceptionally strong library system (the University Research, Biomedical and Research libraries, among others) perfectly complements the Department's scholarly activities.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 72 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The central objective in all these fields is to train researchers dedicated to increasing the body of scientific knowledge upon which the discipline of psychology rests. 

The program is designed to prepare psychologists to function effectively as researchers, college and university instructors, and professional research psychologists.

Specializations:
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience 
  • Specialization in Computational Cognition
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Learning & Behavior
  • Quantitative
  • Social Psychology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    87

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  • Minimum required score:

    560

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Transcripts
  • GRE Scores
  • Statement of Purpose
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31949 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31949 USD per year and a duration of 72 months.
  • National

    31949 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31949 USD per year and a duration of 72 months.
  • In-State

    16847 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16847 USD per year and a duration of 72 months.
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Living costs for Beverly Hills

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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