University of Mississippi

Psychology Admissions

Change of Major
Visit the Liberal Arts Office or the Psychology Student Services Office (Peabody Room 207) and fill out a change of major form.

Undergraduate Freshman
Begin the admissions process by visiting Undergraduate Admissions at the University of Mississippi.

Undergraduate Transfer Student
Begin the admissions process by visiting Undergraduate Admissions for Transfer Students at the University of Mississippi.

Graduate Students
Graduate students must apply to BOTH the Graduate School and the Department of Psychology.  The entire application process is completed online, and is initiated by clicking the Graduate School link (presented above in this paragraph). Detailed instructions are presented below and include “how to” information regarding submitting supplemental materials and of letters of recommendation.

Step-By-Step Instructions for Applying to the Ph.D. Programs in Experimental or Clinical Psychology 

All application materials for doctoral programs are due by December 1.

Application Part I: Applying Online at the Graduate School’s Website

Step 1: Go to the Graduate School’s Website and click on the Apply now tab.

Step 2: Select “Create a new Application”

Step 3: Make sure that your computer will allow pop-ups.

Step 4: On the Second Page “Application for Graduate Admission” you must check the box at the top that states: “I have read the application overview” as well as the type of application you will be submitting (United States or International Applicant).

Step 5: :On the Third Page “Application for Graduate Admission-Personal Information” You must provide all of the information that has a red asterisk which includes: gender, race, and date of birth.

Step 6: On the Fourth Page, “Admissions” enter the Department as “Psychology” and the year you wish to apply. Next, under “Educational Background” answer the three questions.

Step 7: On pages 5 through 7 fill in your contact information, educational, and employment histories.

Step 8: On page eight, the online application will ask you for payment. Click pay now to provide your processing fee. The processing for your application will be $50.00. Once you have paid for your application to be processed, a window will pop up for you to review your application.

Step 9: PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO REVIEW YOUR APPLICATION BEFORE YOU SUBMIT. ONCE YOU HAVE SUBMITTED YOUR APPLICATION, THE GRADUATE SCHOOL IS UNABLE TO CHANGE INFORMATION. After reviewing your application, please select submit.

Step 10: Once you have submitted your application, a window will pop up prompting you to upload supplemental documents.

Application Part II: Submitting your Supplemental Application for the Psychology Department

Step 1: Recommenders: PLEASE HAVE YOUR RECOMMENDERS UPLOAD THEIR LETTERS ONLINE VIA THE LINK PROVIDED BY THE GRADUATE SCHOOL. PLEASE DO NOT HAVE YOUR RECOMMENDERS MAIL, FAX, OR EMAIL YOUR LETTERS DIRECTLY TO THE DEPARTMENT.

Step 2: Recommenders: After filling in the contact information for your three recommenders, you must complete the following steps: (1) check the box stating that you waive your right to see the recommenders letter, and (2) under the “action” subheading, select the second circle (save information and contact recommenders now).

Step 3:  Under “Supplemental Admission Documents” Upload the following information: (1) Unofficial GRE scores (ETS reports official GRE scores to the Graduate School), (2) Personal Goals/Statement, (3) GPA. After each required piece is uploaded, a green check mark will appear, and (4) Upload your CV and/or any other materials that you wish to submit in support of your application. After each required piece is uploaded, a green check mark will appear.

Step 4: When you have finished filing out the supplemental application hit save. PLEASE NOTE THAT ONCE YOU HIT SAVE YOU DO NOT NEED TO DO ANYTHING OTHER THEN LOG OUT OF THE APPLICATION SYSTEM. THE COMPUTER WILL AUTOMATICALLY UPLOAD YOUR SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION TO YOUR ONLINE PROFILE.

Part III: Additional Information about the application process:

  1. Once your application has been submitted, it takes approximately 24 to 48 hours for your application to be uploaded into the system.
  2. Keep track of your application number.
  3. Under the admission status tab, click the hotlink to see the status of your application materials.
  4. Community college information: COMMUNITY COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS ARE NOT REQUIRED BY THE GRADUATE SCHOOL. DO NOT SUBMIT THEM TO THE GRADUATE SCHOOL.
  5. Application Fee: $50.00