The Department of Psychology at Virginia Tech offers a doctoral program leading to the Ph.D. in psychology. Students may concentrate in one of four areas: Biological Psychology, Clinical Science, Developmental Science, and Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Students earn a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in psychology en route to the Ph.D., but the Department does not offer a terminal M.S. degree in any area. Applications from students with either bachelors or advanced degrees are welcomed. Although the graduate curriculum is organized into four specialty areas, all share the same philosophy: to assure that all graduate students are provided with the conceptual, quantitative, and methodological skills necessary to solve theoretical and applied problems.

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GRE scores waived for Fall 2021 admissions.  Recognizing ongoing complications for everyone brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, and acknowledging the pandemic’s disparate impact on potential applicants from underrepresented communities, we will waive GRE scores for the Fall 2021 recruiting cycle.  Applicants who do not submit GRE scores will be given full consideration and not be penalized.  Those who have taken the GREs and wish to submit their scores may do so.  All applicants are evaluated holistically.