Applying to Graduate School

Are you Considering Graduate School? 

There is much to know about applying to graduate school, so start early!


General information:

These websites explain the preparation needed to apply to graduate school, the ins-and-outs of the process, and offer other useful tools and resources.

Comprehensive Site about Graduate School from the APA

Comprehensive Site about Graduate School from CSUDH Career Center

Comprehensive Site about Graduate School with Links to Some Great APA Videos from UCSD


APA Resources on Graduate Applications

Other Resources


Recommended Books and Readings


Links to Our CSUDH Master’s Programs

Our campus has a number of graduate programs.  To see the complete list, go HERE. These programs hold informational sessions throughout the year and also post important information on their websites.  The most relevant to psychology would be:


Funding Your Graduate Education

This is a page from the APA’s website the lists sources of funding, aid and loans, secret for funding research.

Graduate School & Programs Information


Upcoming Related Events 

9/23/20 Graduate Admissions Workshop: Part 2

We encourage you to attend the upcoming Graduate Admissions Workshop: Part 2 hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR).


This workshop is designed for seniors who are pursuing graduate studies, however all class levels are welcome to attend!

Join in to learn about the graduate school admissions process and tips on how to develop a strong application.


Join us on…


Wednesday, September 23rd


via Zoom


Registration is required at:

Please register using your CSUDH Student Email Address. After registering, a confirmation email will be sent to you with information to join the workshop.

Note: If having trouble registering from a phone or mobile device, please try registering from a computer.


For more information, please contact us at

9-23 Grad Workshop

10/8/20, 11/12/20 How To Prepare Yourself to be in a Psychology Research Lab

Have a question and/or want more information about being a research assistant in a Psychology lab?

Please attend the workshops below: 


"How to Prepare Yourself to be in a Psychology Research Lab"

We will be discussing the following topics in three workshops:

  1. Lab opportunities at CSUDH and other institutions
  2. CVs
  3. Statistics, Research Methods and Measurement Theory
  4. Dissemination (e.g., conferences, publications)
  5. Soft skills (e.g., email a professor, openness to feedback) 


Time: 3:00 - 4:00pm PST

Dates: Thursday (9/10, 10/8, 11/12)

Zoom Link:

Questions??? Email Dr. Kevin Montes,

How to Prepare for Psych Lab

10/05/20 #REP'D Open House: Recruiting and Empowering Psychologists for Diversity


The Ph.D. Program in Health Psychology and Clinical Science (HPCS) at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, is looking for promising underrepresented or minority students to apply to the doctoral program. HPCS is committed to bringing the knowledge of health and clinical psychologies to bear on understanding and addressing poor mental and physical health with sensitivity to the intersectionality of identities and lived experience. HPCS is accredited by APA in clinical psychology.

We are strongly committed to diversity and inclusion. We acknowledge the importance of recruiting diverse graduate students across ethnic, racial, sexual orientation, and other identities from across the nation in order to create a professoriate that more closely reflects the heterogeneity across the nation. To that end, we are eager to receive applications from promising underrepresented or minority students whose research interests would fit or add to our Ph.D. program.

As the flyer indicates, we will be hosting an open house for potential applicants who are of underrepresented or minority backgrounds on October 5, 2020 from 7:00-9:00 EST. We welcome the participation of your students.

Thank you in advance for your assistance with increasing the diversity of our graduate student applicant pool. If you have any questions about our Ph.D. Program please review our website,

10/07/20 Graduate and Professional School Expo

The Career Center will host its annual Graduate and Professional School Expo on October 7, 2020, from 10 AM – 3 PM. There are 45+ graduate and professional programs registered to meet one on one & in group sessions with students virtually, using the Handshake Virtual Fair Tool. Students will log in to Handshake through their MyCSUDH portal to register for the Expo and create a schedule of their one on one sessions with recruiters. Several graduate programs will be present, including law, business, social work, education, and healthcare.


Additionally, the Career Center will offer various workshops and panels during the Grad Expo Prep Week. Students can attend Graduate School 101 workshops, Writing a Personal Statement, and attend Speaker Panels to learn more from graduate students. Students can RSVP on Handshake. Please share this opportunity with your students and team members. Alumni are welcomed!


10/12/20 Making Yourself Marketable for Clinical Psychology

The Society for Black Neuropsychology (SBN), the Association for Neuropsychology Students & Trainees (ANST), and the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN) Relevance 2050 Student Pipeline Subcommittee are hosting a free webinar designed for minority applicants interested in applying to clinical psychology doctoral programs (see below & flyer attached).

Interested in applying for clinical psychology programs? Have questions about the application and interview processes? Want to know how to market yourself to grad programs? Anyone who answered “yes” to any of these questions should register for this webinar where they’ll be able to ask their questions and get information and advice from those in the know. Register today at