Applying to the Program

Students seeking admission into the Developmental Science doctoral program should note that are specific application requirements and materials required by both the Department of Psychology and the FIU University Graduate School (UGS).

Applicants should apply through the University Graduate School (UGS) online application portal. To begin your application via this online portal, you must sign into your application user account with your User ID and Password. If you do not have an account, please click on the “Create User Account” link to create your User ID and Password. The application fee is paid via this site. Students will need to provide the following information/ documents when using the online portal to apply to the Developmental Psychology's doctoral degree program:

1) Complete the Online Graduate Application after completing Florida International University Graduate School Application. + Curriculum vitae or resume that provides pertinent information on previous experience, education, honors, awards, interests, community service and achievements.

2) A statement of intent, including a discussion of educational and career objectives, and the relationship of the MS or Ph.D. degree to the achievement of those objectives. Statements should not exceed three typewritten, double- spaced pages.

3) Three letters of recommendation from persons who are in a position to evaluate the applicant's previous professional, academic, and personal performance, and her/his potential for success in a graduate program. Forms are available from the University Graduate School but are not required by the department. Letters should be written on letterhead or stationery. Letters of recommendation must be uploaded or sent directly by the letter writer to the University Graduate School.

4) Two different academic writing samples

5) Complete the Departmental Application and upload this with your other application materials to the University Graduate School Application Portal.

For more information about the application process or status of your application in the department, please contact the graduate secretary (305-348-2881) or visit the department's applications page.