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How long is the program?
The PhD program requires a minimum of four full-time pre-internship years. In addition, students must complete a one-year internship. Six years is the average length of study. Students are eligible to apply for internship after passing their qualifying examinations, submission of a Master's thesis for publication, and approval of a dissertation proposal.

What type of funding is available to PhD students?
Students entering the PhD program in fall 2021 and fall 2022 received a 100% tuition waiver. We anticipate this level of funding will continue in future years. At the time an offer of admission is extended, details on extended financial support will be described in the offer letter. Department assistantships are also available for students, and these assistantships support research-related work with the student’s primary mentor as well as teaching-related efforts within the department.

When should I apply?
We begin accepting applications in September. The application deadline is December 1, 2022.

What happens after I apply?
Highly qualified applicants will be invited to interview during February 2023. Interviews will be held virtually. 

Do I have to take the General or Advanced Psychology GRE for the application?
The GRE is no longer required for admission.

When do classes start? 
Our university operates on a quarter system. Classes begin at the start of the fall quarter, which is mid-August. New students attend an orientation during the week before the fall quarter begins. Orientation attendance is mandatory.

Can I transfer into the program?
The College of Health Professions does not accept transfer students. On a case-by-case basis, the admissions committee will review graduate coursework to award credit once an applicant has been accepted and matriculated into the program. Please view the student policy and procedure manual for full information about transfer credit policies and procedures.

How can I get in touch with the Admissions Office?
Email us:
Call us: 847-578-3204
Our address: 
Rosalind Franklin University 
Office of Admissions and Enrollment
3333 Green Bay Road
North Chicago, IL 60064