The BASP application deadline for Fall 2020 matriculation is December 1, 2019


Why choose BASP?

Three factors distinguish our program from others offering traditional social psychology doctoral training. First, our commitment to training in a broad variety of research methods provides students with diverse skills that will enable them to succeed in both academic and non-academic research settings. Members of our faculty have been recognized nationally and internationally for conducting basic and applied research, using multiple and mixed methods. Second, many members of our faculty study topics within social psychology with direct policy applications, and their research occurs in collaboration with community-based organizations, public schools, courts, hospitals and other human services, policy institutes, and federal, state, and local governments. These faculty members maintain active and cutting-edge programs in health, relationships, psychology and the law, judgment and decision-making, intergroup relations, stigma, and stereotyping and prejudice. Third, our home at the CUNY Graduate Center, an internationally recognized center for advanced studies and a national model for public doctoral education, enables us to attract top quality students. BASP's home at the Graduate Center promotes an interdisciplinary perspective that allows students to benefit from a vibrant and active place of learning, culture, science and the arts, all in the heart of New York City. For over 50 years, the Graduate Center has been a hub for activism and social justice pursuits, and it is within this context that our program trains students to apply their interests and skills.

We are proud of our students and faculty.  Please visit the News & Accomplishments page to see recent awards and grant funding.

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Admissions Information

Application to the Basic and Applied Social Psychology program is done though the Graduate Center Admissions Portal. Applicants create a log-in and complete the online application form. Be sure to choose the Basic and Applied Social Psychology training area in your application form, and indicate at least two BASP faculty members with whom you are interested in working. Additional application requirements include: a) personal statement; b) two letters of recommendation; c) an official transcript; and d) GRE scores.

The link the application form and further information is available on the Graduate Center website.

See our curriculum page for more information about our program