Psychological Research Experience Program


Application Opens: November 1, 2016
Application Deadline: February 15, 2017
Admission Notification: Ongoing After February 15, 2017
Application Link:
*Note that applicants who are not accepted will receive notification once all admissions have been sent out.  Please do not call the Psychology department or send separate admission inquiries.

Please note that these dates are currently tentative and may be subject to change.  All inquiries should be sent to

Program Dates: May 30th, 2017 – August 5th, 2017

The Psychology Research Experience Program (PREP) provides intensive mentoring and experience in scientific research and professional development to undergraduates from historically underrepresented populations -- those from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, those from low-income backgrounds, those with disabilities, and first-generation college students -- who have expressed and demonstrated an interest in a career in scientific psychology. PREP features a balance of mentored laboratory research (approximately 30 hours/week) and a curriculum of scientific instruction, professional development and networking opportunities. See the link to "PREP Journal" on the left for examples from the Summer 2011-2016 programs; see "Program Highlights" under the "About PREP" button for more specifics about the program. 

For more information about PREP, please contact:

Information is only available by e-mail. Please do not call the Psychology Department.

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Department of Psychology
Attn: PREP Program
1202 West Johnson Street
Madison, WI 53706-1611

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