Department of Psychology Sneak Peek Program

The Psychology Sneak Peek is a great opportunity for traditionally underrepresented students considering a PhD in psychology to attend a preview weekend at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.

Participating students will have the opportunity to visit Northwestern’s Department of Psychology, interact with faculty members and graduate students, and meet peers interested in pursuing graduate education in psychology.

This year's sneak peek will take place on Friday, June 2nd and Saturday, June 3rd. Applications are due April 5th at 5:00pm CT. To apply, please click here.


Visit expenses, including travel, lodging, and meals, will be provided.


This event will offer a variety of activities that are designed to introduce attendees to Northwestern’s top tier psychology program and to graduate education more broadly.

Meet with Faculty Members from the Department of Psychology

Visitors will have the opportunity to meet faculty members from the department and attend group sessions with faculty who conduct research in their field of interest:

  • Brain, Behavior, and Cognition
  • Clinical
  • Cognitive (and Developmental)
  • Personality and Health
  • Social

Learn What Grad School is Really Like

There will be a number of opportunities for attendees to meet and socialize with Northwestern psychology graduate students. Formal panels will include information on applying to PhD programs and the graduate school experience.

Hear About the Cutting Edge Research Being Conducted at Northwestern

Faculty members and graduate students will present new and exciting research that is currently being conducted in the Department of Psychology.

Learn About Northwestern’s Diversity and Inclusion Resources

The Graduate School's (TGS) Office of Diversity and Inclusion will provide helpful information on student programming and resources available on campus.  

Explore Evanston and Chicago!

Social events will be scheduled in Evanston and Chicago so that visitors can enjoy some of the many features these vibrant cities have to offer.

How to Apply

Applicants should be…

  • Interested in applying for graduate study in psychology in Fall 2017 (i.e., starting graduate school in Fall 2018--recent college graduates are also eligible to apply).
  • From a traditionally underrepresented group (e.g., racial/ethnic minority, GLBT, first-generation college student).

The most competitive applicants will have…

  • A strong academic record (overall GPA of 3.2, major GPA of 3.4)
  • An interest and background in psychology
  • Thoughtful responses to our essay questions
  • Applications are due April 5th at 5:00pm CT. To apply, please click here.


Please direct any questions to Alexandra Garr-Schultz at