Admissions

Undergraduate Program Admissions

The information on freshman admissions can be found here: https://upcollegeadmissions.up.edu.ph/

Transfer Application

The transferring / shifting application into the department for the undergraduate program is conducted yearly before the beginning of the 1st semester. Forms are available from the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy (for S1, S2, and T1) and from the Office of the University Registrar (for T2) once the application period begins.

The department requirements are as follows:

  1. For T2 Applicants

      • Must have earned or passed at least 33 units from previous school

      • GWA of 1.50 or better, must have passed Psych 101 or their equivalents with a grade of 1.75 or better

  2. For S1, S2, and T1

      • Must have earned or passed at least 30 units from previous college / department / UP unit

      • GWA of 1.75 or better, must have passed Psych 101 or their equivalents with a grade of 1.75 or better

Graduate Program Admissions

The department’s graduate programs offer academic training towards both the MA and Ph.D. degrees in Psychology. The training offered at the master's level is more generalist in orientation although students may also choose to focus on a specific area of interest. At the Ph.D. level, the training is more specialized and students are rigorously trained in a specific area in Psychology (i.e., Developmental, Social, Philippine, Clinical, and Personality).

Anyone with a BA or BS degree from an accredited college or university may apply for admission. Applicants who hold a bachelor's degree in fields other than Psychology, or those who earned their undergraduate degree in Psychology from schools other than the University of the Philippines Diliman may be required to enroll in some undergraduate courses in Psychology. Applicants should note that our graduate classes are typically scheduled from 5:30-8:30 P.M. on weekdays. Only a few classes are scheduled on Saturdays (9:00-12:00 or 2:00-5:00). Working applicants who are accepted into the graduate program should therefore be prepared to make adjustments in their work schedules.

Applications are accepted on a YEARLY basis. For AY 2021-2022, applications were accepted from November 2, 2020 to January 29, 2021.

Forms are available here once the application period begins.