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  • Department of Psychology
    143 Young Hall
    Davis, CA 95616
    Tel: (530) 752-9362
    Fax: (530) 752-2087
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Contact Graduate Studies

  • 250 Mrak Hall
    One Shields Avenue
    Davis, CA 95616

    Phone: (530) 752-0650
    Fax: (530) 752-6222

Application Deadlines

  • General: Dec 1, 2013
  • Space Available: May 31, 2014
  • Prospective Student Fellowship: Jan 15, 2014
  • Continuing Student Fellowship: Dec 1, 2013

* Deadline Descriptions

Degrees Offered

  • M.A. Plan I
  • M.A. Plan II
  • Ph.D. Plan B

Designated Emphases

Admission Requirements

  • GRE scores
  • Three letters of recommendation

Degree Requirements

Students follow the degree requirements reflecting the year s/he was admitted or the most recent version below.

Administrative Bylaws


  • 9 quarter appointment rule exception: 12 quarters allowed

Students gain advanced knowledge of psychology theory including developmental; perception, cognition and cognitive neuroscience; psychobiology; social-personality; and quantitative. Students graduate with the qualitative and quantitative skills necessary for professional research and teaching in psychology.

While an M.A. degree may be obtained while pursuing a Ph.D. degree, only Ph.D. applications will be accepted.

This is a departmentally-based Graduate Program.

For more information, visit the Psychology website.


Program Chair
Paul Hastings
(Department Chair)
Psychology (530) 297-4438
Karen L Bales
(Graduate Program Chair)
Psychology (530) 754-5890
Academic Advisers
Karen L Bales
(Adviser: Admissions and Primary Contact)
Psychology 9/1/12 - 8/31/14 (530) 754-5890
Graduate Program Staff Coordinator
Angela Scully Psychology (530) 752-9362
Student Affairs Officer (SAO) in the Office of Graduate Studies
Jean Telford Graduate Studies (530) 752-9292