Interested in pursuing a PhD in Psychology? Join Stanford psychology graduate students, research staff, and faculty for Paths to PhD, a FREE one-day information session and workshop for those considering applying to research positions and PhD programs in psychology.


We strongly encourage applications from candidates from underrepresented groups, including but not limited to, women, people of color, first-generation college students, and those from low-income backgrounds. Interested applicants from any institution or organization are invited to apply!


What: Paths to PhD will consist of a series of information sessions and small group workshops. 

Information sessions will include:

  1. Why a PhD in psychology?
  2. How to choose a program
  3. Navigating the admissions process
  4. Crafting a compelling application


In small group or one-on-one workshops, participants will be paired with current graduate students and research staff to discuss and strategize their application plans for graduate school or research staff positions, and/or to workshop any application materials. 


Due to staffing constraints for the workshop part of the event, only some participants will be selected to attend the workshop part of the event. Workshop participants will be selected based on their stage in the application process.


When: Paths to PhD will be held online on Saturday, October 24 from 10am to 7pm Pacific Time


Interested applicants should complete the short application form by Tuesday, September 15th at 11:59pm Pacific Time. This application is meant to be short, informal, and informative for us to match you if you are invited for the workshop.


Applicants will be notified of their status by Friday, October 9th, 2020. 


Please note that this event is NOT associated with admissions to or employment at Stanford University.


More information can be found here. If you have further questions about this event or the application, please email .


Stanford Psychology Diversity Committee