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 March 1st 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. Identify whether you are interested in the Content Track or Thesis Track. For thesis track, include areas of research and faculty members you might be interested in working 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. 
  • GRE Scores are not required but scores from the Verbal and Quantitative sections may be submitted.