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 and GRE verbal and quantitative combined scores of at least 305 (or 1100 verbal and quantitative for the Old GRE’s).

Admission Decisions & Financial Aid

  • Admission decisions for Fall Semester entry are made on a rolling basis (typically beginning in early February).
  • Applications will continue to be accepted as long as places remain available in our graduate program.
  • To qualify for financial aid or fellowship funding and tuition remission, it is recommended that all submissions materials be turned in no later than February 28, though applicants may submit their materials after that date.
  • Students who wish to be considered for all forms of financial aid should file financial aid forms no later than March 1 (even if you have not yet applied for admission or have not yet been accepted).
  • UPDATE: The M.A. program has new funding opportunities for students. Applicants will be considered for new funding on a rolling basis through March, April and beyond- until all funding has been dispersed to incoming students.. 

Applying to the Program

Applicants to the Program Must Submit

  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework.
  • GRE Scores from the Verbal and Quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Examination. GRE subject test scores are not required or recommended for submission.
  • 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 (including research areas of interest and faculty you would like to work with). See the Work-in-Progress and Major Research Interests for Master’s Thesis Supervising Faculty.
  • A writing sample (e.g., a research paper written as part of undergraduate psychology course) is encouraged, but not required.