Admission Requirements

Standard Admission

  • Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree with at least a 3.0 GPA from a recognized college or university.
  • Undergraduate courses in statistics and research methodology are recommended.

Admission Decisions & Financial Aid

  • Completed applications should be received no later than April 17th for fall admission if the applicant wishes to receive priority consideration for assistantships, fellowships, or other financial aid.  If still available, these may also be awarded to students who apply after that date.
  • Applications will continue to be accepted as long as places remain available in our graduate program.

Applying to the Program

Applicants to the Program Must Submit

  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework.
  • Two (but preferably three) letters of recommendation addressing your potential for graduate study in psychology. Preferably the letters should come from college professors who are familiar with your work, but if you have been out of school for some years, letters from non-academic professionals such as work supervisors may be acceptable.
  • A statement about your personal and professional goals. Indicate whether you are interested in the Content Track or Thesis Track. For thesis track, include areas of research and faculty members you might want to work with (see faculty research interests).
  • A writing sample (e.g., a paper you wrote for an undergraduate course).
  • GRE scores are not required, but better GRE scores may give greater access to scholarships. We encourage submission of your GRE scores if they are available.