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Psychology Ph.D.


  • Major: Psychology
  • Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
  • School/College: Arts and Sciences

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Fall Application Deadline: December 1
Applicants will not be able to submit or update applications after December 8.

Required Documents

  • Supplemental Questions on Application
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation

*Note: GRE Scores are not required or reviewed for the Clinical-Community or School Psychology concentrations.  Please do not submit or send GRE scores if you are applying to one of these concentrations. GRE Scores are optional for applicants to the Cognitive and Neural Sciences and Quantitative concentrations. You may submit GRE Scores if you are applying to one of these concentrations.

Optional Documents

  • Writing Sample
  •  Diversity Statement

Applications Accepted for These Semesters...

  • Fall Semester

Area of Concentration

Clinical-Community Psychology
Cognitive and Neural Sciences
Quantitative Psychology
School Psychology


Additional Option: BBIP - Behavioral Biomedical Interface

  • Available to students selecting the Clinical-Community or Cognitive and Neural Sciences concentrations

The Behavioral-Biomedical Interface Program (BBIP) at the University of South Carolina provides intensive biomedical research training which is integrated into the behavioral science training of select doctoral students in Epidemiology, Exercise Science and Psychology. This interdisciplinary research training program, supported by a T32 training grant from the National Institutes of Health, prepares students for scientific careers. The thematic emphasis of BBIP is on health-related research problems that are linked to prevention science or the developmental sciences (broadly conceived).

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