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Diversifying Psychology Weekend

The Department of Psychology is pleased to announce a call for applications for our Diversifying Psychology Weekend to be held on October 26 – 27, 2018 at Syracuse University.

The Diversifying Psychology Weekend is designed to prepare talented minority students for graduate school by providing a venue to network with faculty and graduate students in Psychology and get the scoop on the graduate student experience.

Throughout the weekend, Psychology Department faculty and graduate students will highlight the value and strengths of our Clinical, Cognition, Brain and Behavior, School and Social Psychology doctoral programs, showcase the differences and advantages of our community, and share tips on how to navigate the graduate school admissions process.

Successful applicants will have a strong interest in pursuing a doctoral degree in psychology, be enrolled at a college university as a junior OR senior or have graduated with an undergraduate degree within the past 3 years, and identify as an ethnic/racial minority traditionally underrepresented in psychology.*

Programming for the weekend includes panel discussions, seminars, research presentations, workshops, meals with faculty and graduate students, and a tour of the Syracuse University campus.

Travel, housing and meals will be provided by the Department of Psychology and the Graduate School.

Tentative Schedule:
Friday, October 26

  • Participants arrive in Syracuse
  • Meet-and-greet followed by dinner with faculty

Saturday, October 27

  • Welcome address by Dr. Amy Criss, Department Chair
  • Introduction of each area of study by doctoral program directors
  • Presentations on: the application process, graduate funding opportunities, mentoring, and graduate student life
  • Catered lunch for visitors, faculty and graduate students
  • Graduate student research presentations
  • Individual and/or small group meetings with faculty and lab members
  • Campus and lab tours
  • Catered dinner for guests, faculty and graduate students

Sunday, October 28

  • Return travel


  • Have a strong interest in pursuing a doctoral degree in psychology.
  • Identify as an ethnic/racial minority traditionally underrepresented in psychology
    • Blacks or African Americans
    • Hispanics or Latinos of any race
    • American Indians
    • Alaska Natives
    • Native Hawaiians
  • Be enrolled at a college or university as a junior or senior; OR have graduated with an undergraduate degree within the past 3 years.

Application Instructions

Complete all areas of the online application here: Diversifying Psychology Weekend Application.

You will be asked to submit this information/materials:

  • The names of up to 3 faculty members in our department whose research interests align with your own. You can review our faculty profiles here:
  • Your Resume/CV
  • A statement of purpose

Application Deadline: September 17, 2018.

Have questions? Please email Dr. Kevin Antshel, Professor and Director of Clinical Training at or Danielle Garzone, Graduate Coordinator at

We look forward to welcoming you to Syracuse University and demonstrating how our Department of Psychology can be a part of your bright future in Psychology!