Post-Baccalaureate Program in Psychological Science


Congratulations to post-bacc student Silas Boggess, who recently accepted a full-time, paid Project Assistant (research) position in the UCI School of Medicine!  In this role, Silas is working on a weight-loss intervention for Latina mothers and daughters - and he will finish up his last couple of courses in the post-bacc program while working in this position. 


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 completed our program have been accepted to a wide variety of graduate programs, including Ph.D. programs at UC Berkeley, UT Austin, and the University of Pennsylvania; Psy.D. programs at Cal Lutheran, University of Indianapolis, and Yeshiva University, and Master's programs at the University of Michigan, Columbia, and UCLA.

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

Did you miss our info session on February 26th?  If so, you can watch a narrated powerpoint of the info session here: