Applying for Graduate Study in the Department of Psychology

*In light of the ongoing pandemic, two alterations have been made for this year to the application and admission process for our Clinical doctoral program. First, while submission of GRE scores is recommended, this will not be required. Second, any interviewing of applicants will be conducted remotely rather than in-person.*

When applying for graduate study in Psychology at Wichita State University you must submit the following items:

  • Unofficial lianscripts from the university(ies) you attended
  • Unofficial or Official GRE scores (Verbal & Quantitative). If you report your unofficial scores, you can report your official scores later.
    • Clinical Program also requires Analytical scores
  • Personal Essay - Your “Personal Essay” is your answers to the 5 questions we ask on the “Program Requirements” page of the application
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Supplemental information about your honors, scholarships, employment, volunteer work, as well as any articles, presentations and/or projects.

Follow the Graduate School Application Checklist to complete your graduate study in Psychology application.


For questions regarding the online application process please contact the Psychology Department office at 316-978-3179, or email Dr. Brendan Clark (c.brendan.clark@wichita.edu), Judy Barnes (judith.barnes@wichita.edu), or Marci Nelson (marsyl.nelson@wichita.edu). You can also contact the Graduate School office at 316-978-3095, or by email at wsugradschool@wichita.edu.

Important Application Dates

  • Dec 1st — Clinical completed application material due
  • Jan 15th — Community completed application material due
  • Jan 15th — Human Factors completed application material due
  • April 1st — Admissions and assistantship decisions communicated to applicants
  • April 15th — Deadline for student acceptances of offers tendered by Department of Psychology

Financial Support

We make effort to provide students with financial support at the highest level possible. Financial assistance may come in the form of scholarship, teaching or research assistantship, or College Work Study support. Students receiving work study support often perform the same duties as teaching or research assistants. At the time of completing this application you are sliongly urged to complete the standard FAFSA financial aid form.