University of Minnesota’s First Annual Diversity Weekend

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The Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota is pleased to announce its inaugural Diversity Weekend scheduled for April 8-10, 2015, on the Minneapolis campus.

University of MinnesotaDiversity Weekend is designed for individuals who are historically under-represented in psychology graduate programs and who are interested in learning about graduate training in the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota. This program will feature a coordinated set of formal and informal experiences designed to familiarize participants with strategies for constructing successful graduate-school applications, and to provide them with the opportunity to learn more about the experience of graduate education in our department.

Individuals who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  • Participants who are enrolled in a college or university as a junior or senior, or who have graduated within the last two years (i.e., 2012 or thereafter). Individuals currently enrolled in a terminal masters-level graduate program in psychology also are eligible.
  • Participants who are committed to pursuing doctoral training in psychology in one of our programs of research: clinical science and psychopathology; counseling psychology; cognitive and brain sciences; industrial/organizational psychology; personality, individual differences, and behavior genetics; quantitative psychology/psychometric methods; or social psychology.
  • Participants who identify as a member of groups historically under-represented in graduate training in psychology, including individuals from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds, and participants who are first-generation college students or graduates.

The costs of transportation and lodging will be covered for applicants selected to participate in this program.  Interested individuals who are eligible to apply for this opportunity to visit the Department on April 8-10, 2015 are required to provide the following information and materials:

  • completed online application form that can be found at;
  • copy of the applicant’s undergraduate transcript (an unofficial copy will suffice);
  •  letter of recommendation from a faculty member familiar with the applicant;
  • copy of the applicant’s curriculum vitae or resumé.

The deadline for receipt of these materials is February 15, 2015 at 5 pm (CST). Applications will be reviewed over the next two weeks and selection notifications will be sent in the first week of March.

Applicants are encouraged to review the graduate program areas, including faculty profiles, prior to submitting their applications. For more information about the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota, please see

Please direct any questions about the Diversity Weekend application, the application and evaluation process, or Diversity Weekend to Richard M Lee, Ph.D. at or 612-625-6357.

Diversity Weekend Announcement PDF

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