Diversifying Psychology Weekend

About the Program

We, members of the Department of Psychology, value diversity and inclusion because the goal of psychology is to improve understanding and outcomes for all individuals. We were pleased to host our second annual Diversifying Psychology Weekend on April 2-4 at Miami University in Oxford, OH.

This goal of the weekend is to help prepare talented students from underrepresented and diverse backgrounds to apply for a doctorate in psychology, network with graduate students and faculty, and learn more about what our department has to offer you.

Travel, meals, and housing provided by Miami University’s Psychology Department, College of Arts and Sciences, and Graduate School, and Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion.

Event Schedule

Psychology students network

Thursday, April 2

  • Arrive in Oxford

Friday, April 3

  • Network with faculty and students
  • Tour campus and labs
  • Attend trainings, presentations, and a department-wide colloquium
  • Eat lunch and dinner with faculty and students

Saturday, April 4

  • Return travel
Applications due by 11:59 PM Wednesday February 12, 2020

Application Information

Applicants should be prepared to submit the following:

  • Some information about you
  • Answers to three short, open-ended questions (max 2800 characters)
  1. Why are you interested in the Miami University Diversifying Psychology program? How will it be useful to you?
  2. What psychology-related research experiences (broadly defined) do you have? What research questions are most interesting to you?
  3. Miami University is committed to advancing the field of psychology to be more diverse and inclusive. Please describe one way in which your past experiences give you a unique perspective or voice in the field of psychology.
  • An (un)official transcript
  • A Curriculum Vita (CV) or resume
  • The name and email address for one reference writer
  • Whether you are applying as a local or national candidate*


*Local candidates will be expected to drive to the weekend. You will be reimbursed 40 cents per mile driven for a maximum of 500 miles of your total roundtrip (i.e., the maximum driving reimbursement is $200). Therefore, please list yourself as a local candidate if you are willing to drive to Oxford, Ohio under these conditions. As a guide, we believe most local candidates will live within about a 250-miles radius of Oxford. 

Please know that you can leave and come back to the application as many times as you need to, as long as you are using the same computer. 


To receive full consideration, successful applicants should:

Demonstrate a strong interest in pursuing a doctoral degree in the following areas of psychology within the next 1-2 years: clinical, cognitive, community, developmental, social, or neuroscience.

Identify as a racial or ethnic minority traditionally underrepresented in psychological science AND/OR identify as an individual who will enhance the diversity and inclusivity of psychological science. Examples include (but are not limited to): first-generation college students, individuals with disabilities, individuals with non-binary gender identities, etc.