Diversifying Psychology Weekend

About the Program

Have you ever wondered how you become or what you could do as a professional psychologist? Do you find yourself wanting to learn about research in psychology, or how you could use psychology to better your community and contribute to a more equitable society? We, members of the Department of Psychology, value diversity, inclusion, and equity because the goal of psychology is to improve understanding and outcomes for all individuals. We are pleased to host our third annual Diversifying Psychology Weekend on Saturday, May 1st, 2021. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the event will be held virtually this year.

This goal of the event is to help students from underrepresented and diverse backgrounds learn more about research and graduate school in psychology, prepare to apply for a doctorate in psychology, network with graduate students, and faculty, and learn more about what our department has to offer you. We especially encourage students to attend who are early in their college career and/or who are less familiar with doctoral degrees in psychology.

This event is supported by Miami University's Psychology Department, College of Arts and Sciences, and Graduate School, and Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion.


Event Schedule

Psychology students network

Saturday, May 1

All participants will attend the General Session held during the first portion of the day. Participants who have been selected via a competitive application process will be invited to attend an optional Personalized Session held during the second portion of the day. 

General Session

  • Attend trainings and presentations
  • Learning about the graduate application process
  • Myth-busting about graduate school

Personalized Session (Optional, competitive application process)

  • Networking with faculty and students
  • Receive individualized guidance
Applications for the personalized session are due by 11:59 PM Wednesday April 7, 2021

Sign Up Information

All interested individuals should sign up using the link above. Individuals applying for the personalized session should be prepared to submit the following:

  • Some information about you
  • Answers to two short, open-ended questions (max 2800 characters)
    • Why are you interested in the Miami University Psychology program? How will it be useful to you?
    • Miami University is committed to advancing the field of psychology to be more diverse, inclusive, and equitable. Please describe one way in which your past experiences give you a unique perspective or voice in the field of psychology.
  • An unofficial transcript
  • A Curriculum Vita (CV) or resume

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 learning more about a doctoral degree in the following areas of psychology: 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, LGBTQ+ individuals, individuals from low socioeconomic status (SES) backgrounds, etc.