Post-Baccalaureate Program in Psychological Science


Congratulations to post-bacc alum ('22) Sirena St. Ours, who was recently invited to the graduate interview days at UC Irvine and the University of North Carolina - Charlotte for their Health Psychology Ph.D. programs!


Now accepting applications for Fall 2023! 

The application deadline for Fall 2023 is April 15, 2023 for domestic students and February 15, 2023 for international students.  Please see the "Applying" link on the left-hand menu for more info.  Also, please consider attending our INFORMATION SESSION on Friday, February 3rd from 11am to 12pm Pacific Time via zoom:

UCI’s Post-Baccalaureate 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) and
  • Are interested in a psychology-related graduate program, career development, or career change and
  • Could benefit from additional coursework, research and/or real-life work experience in psychology.

Those interested in a Doctoral-level or Master’s degree program 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.  Students who have participated in our program have been accepted to a wide variety of graduate programs, including Ph.D. programs at UC Berkeley, UCLA, and the University of Pennsylvania; Psy.D. programs at Baylor University, Yeshiva University, and Pacific University, and Master's programs at Harvard University, the University of Michigan, and Columbia University.

Please use the menu links on the left to learn more about our program.