Post-Baccalaureate Program in Psychological Science


Congratulations to post-bacc alum ('21) Precious Araujo, who was recently invited to the Graduate Interview Day at UC San Diego for their Developmental Psych Ph.D. program!

Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2022!  The application deadline is February 15, 2022.  Please see the "Applying" link on the left-hand menu for more info.

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.


Did you miss the post-bacc info session on December 3rd? If so, no worries - you can watch a recording of the info session here: