Apply to Graduate School

We are currently accepting applications for 2021-2022 academic year.

Admission Deadlines

  • May 1 – First deadline for admission and funding consideration (funding typically includes a stipend, health insurance, and out-of-state tuition waiver)
  • Aug. 1 – Final application deadline, assuming there are still openings following the May 1 application review process
  • Note: Applicants will be considered on a first come first serve basis following the May 1 deadline

Application Requirements

Individuals interested in applying for University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s Cognitive and Affective Psychology program must complete the following requirements. Materials noted with an * must be sent to the Office of Graduate Studies, the mailing address for this office can be found at the bottom of this page.

  • Complete online application for admission.
  • *Submit a minimum of two letters of recommendation with accompanying letter of recommendation forms from faculty, psychology faculty preferred.
  • *Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions you have attended.
  • *Write and submit a personal statement (1000-1500 words) describing reasons for wanting to attend UW Oshkosh and your areas of research interest. If you know of a particular faculty member in the department with whom you would like to work with, please indicate as such and briefly explain your reasoning. Of particular interest are details about research experience including class projects, presentations, etc.
  • Due to Graduate Record Examination (GRE) testing limitations during the pandemic, students applying for the 2021-2022 academic year do not need to submit GRE scores to complete their graduate application.

Admission Notifications

Candidates are notified in May regarding the status of their application. Applicants admitted to the program will be sent a Letter of Admission and Admission Evaluation Summary by the Graduate Studies Office informing them of their admission status in the psychology department and the university. Full standing admission to the program requires the prospective graduate student’s application to be approved by the Graduate Psychology Admissions Committee and the Director of Graduate Services. In some circumstances, applicants may be admitted under probationary discretion.


Graduate Assistantships

Students interested in graduate assistantships should visit the Graduate Assistantships Webpage and compete the online application.


Contact Information

For information about applying for admission, contact the program coordinator or the Office of Graduate Studies.

Program Coordinator
Dr. Quin Chrobak
(920) 424-2307

Mailing Address
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Office of Graduate Studies
800 Algoma Blvd.
Oshkosh, WI 54901