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.
  • Typical admitted students have at least a 3.5 GPA.

Admission Decisions & Financial Aid

  • Completed applications should be received no later than March 1 for fall admission if the applicant wishes to be receive priority consideration for assistantships, fellowships or other financial aid.
  • 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 the applicant’s personal and professional goals. Clearly state whether you are interesting in the content or thesis track, and your psychology areas of interest. If you are interested in the thesis track, include the the faculty that you would like to work with. See the Work-in-Progress and Major Research Interests for Master’s Thesis Supervising Faculty.
  • GRE Scores from the Verbal and Quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Examination may be submitted but are not required. GRE subject test scores are not required nor recommended for submission.
  • A writing sample (e.g., a research paper written as part of undergraduate psychology course) is encouraged, but not required.