UC Irvine Post-Baccalaureate Program

 The Post-Baccalaureate Program in Psychological Science at the University of California, Irvine is currently accepting applications for Fall 2024 admissions.  Might you be willing to share this information with graduating seniors, alumni, or anyone who you think might be interested?  Below is more information about the program, and I have also attached a program flyer.  Please note that although we are a psychology program, we accept students from all majors - in fact, about half of our students have bachelor's degrees in disciplines other than psychology (and have since decided to change their career path).  

The Department of Psychological Science at the University of California, Irvine is currently accepting applications for their post-baccalaureate program; the deadline to apply for Fall 2024 is April 15, 2024 for domestic students (February 15, 2024 for international students).


Program Overview:  UCI’s Post-Bacc Program in Psychological Science is a certificate program that combines psychology coursework with research and/or internship experience. It is designed for people who have a bachelor’s degree (in any discipline); who are interested in a psychology-related graduate program, career development, or career change; and who could benefit from additional coursework, research and/or real-life work experience in psychology. Those interested in a doctoral-level or master’s degree programs in a range of areas of psychology (including clinical/counseling psychology, social/personality psychology, developmental psychology, health psychology, psychology & the law, and school psychology) or health (e.g., public health, medical school) can strengthen their graduate school applications by completing our program, which offers an individualized course of study based on each person’s qualifications and goals.


Program Description:  The program consists of eight courses, which may include lower- and upper-division lectures, small seminars (including advanced statistics and research methods courses), hands-on research lab courses, and/or hands-on internship courses.  The program can be completed at the student’s own pace, in as little as 9 months or in as many as 24 months, depending upon one’s schedule and preferences.  A faculty advisor will work closely with students to help plan courses and provide guidance on obtaining letters of recommendation, choosing graduate programs, writing personal statements, and applying for jobs.  In addition, students will have the opportunity to attend our weekly departmental colloquia and other special events and to interact with our community of faculty, researchers, and graduate students. 

Applications:  Applications are due on April 15, 2024 for domestic students (February 15, 2024 for international students) for Fall 2024 admission.  For more information, please visit:  https://ps.soceco.uci.edu/post-bacc-page/post-baccalaureate-program-psychological-science

Information Session:  An information session will be held on Friday, February 9th at 1pm (Pacific Time) via zoom: https://uci.zoom.us/j/99501658951.  If you are thinking about applying and/or would like to learn more, you are encouraged to attend.  All are welcome!