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Prospective Students

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A new program option to consider:  Beginning Winter 2021, the Center for Translational Neuroscience will offer a fully online master’s degree in Psychology.  This program provides access to state of the science information using the latest methods for online instruction.  Our program emphasizes how research on brain development, program evaluation, and emotional well-being across the lifespan can be put to use in real-world settings.  For details, please go here.


Information in this section is tailored for prospective students who are interested in enrolling in the Psychology department’s graduate programs. You can learn more about the many research areas within the department and the program requirements & application processes for both the masters and doctoral programs.

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The Psychology Department at the University of Oregon is pleased to announce the following award recipients:

Congratulations to Victoria Williamson, recipient of a 2019-20 Raymund Fellowship. Fellows are chosen on the basis of outstanding academic achievement, while also considering how they contribute to educational, geographic, gender, racial/ethnic, and other forms of diversity. This award can include a $20,000 stipend for the first academic year and allows the recipient to focus on research.  Previous recipient:  2018-19 Moriah Stendel.

Congratulations to Murat Kezer and Victoria Williamson, recipients of 2019-20 Promising Scholar Awards. Previous recipients include: 2018-19, Ruby Cuellar, Wanjia Guo, and Andrew Zavala; 2017-18, Tamara Niella; 2016-17, Elizabeth Loi, Karlena Ochoa, and Pooya Razavi. These prestigious awards are designed to help recruit outstanding new graduate students of diverse backgrounds and experiences to advance the inclusive excellence of our graduate program and the University of Oregon as a whole.  The award includes a direct $5,000-$6,000 award to the incoming student, as well as two years of tuition support.  Promising Scholar Awards will be made again in 2020-19, and the Department of Psychology will nominate up to 5 students for this award.

Please go to the doctoral program admission’s page for information on the Fall 2020 application process.