Advising: Graduate Study

Graduate Study in Psychology

Students are welcome to speak with a Psychology Department Advisor concerning graduate study in psychology. Advisors can recommend courses to take at Western Washington University and experiences specific to the students' interests. The ideal time for this conversation is during the second year or beginning of the third year of college.

To learn about schools that offer graduate psychology programs, admission requirements, and how to apply, please consult Graduate Study in Psychology, an excellent book published by the American Psychological Association. It contains a description of each master's and doctorate graduate program in the United States as well as admissions information. A copy of this book is available in the Psychology Graduate Office, Academic Instruction Center 453. 

Our Resources page provides links to information about applying to graduate school as well as recommendations on courses and activities undergraduate students should consider.

We also recommend visiting the websites of the Psychology Departments to learn more about their program.