Criteria for Admission
For full admission to the program an applicant should have:
- Grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of class work.
- Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or a substantial equivalent (see below).
- GRE Verbal score not below the 50th percentile.
- GRE Quantitative score not below the 25th percentile.
- GRE Analytical Writing score of 4 or higher.
All applicants need to apply to the university and supply official transcripts. They also must complete the departmental application (available online) including three letters of recommendation (forms online), a personal statement, and a writing sample. All applications will be reviewed for conditional admission. Conditions of admission are based on student needs and are discussed with the applicant.
Deadlines: August 1 (Fall), December 1 (Spring), May 1 (Summer)
Substantial equivalent for admission without a bachelor’s degree in Psychology includes 21 hours of psychology course work that includes the following courses: general, child/developmental, statistics, experimental, one course form abnormal or personality; and two courses from the following: learning, cognition, psychological testing, biological psychology, or history/systems. Note that some graduate courses have undergraduate course prerequisites.