Admission Requirements & Deadlines

Fall admission only: application deadline: 2/15 

Admission Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university**
  • Prerequisite courses with grades of “B” or higher in the following areas:  Statistics, Experimental Psychology or Research Methods in Psychology, Learning or Cognitive Psychology.                               

  • Students who are applying to Experimental Psychology must also submit scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) to University Admissions.

  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00 is required for full admission to the program. Conditional admission is occasionally offered to students with a GPA of less than 3.00 who show exceptional research promise.
  • A personal statement describing your research interests and professional goals. You are encouraged to mention in this letter the faculty member(s) with whom you most want to work.
  • Two letters of recommendation. Letters commenting on research experience are particularly useful (Email addresses of recommenders must be entered on application).

Completed application and admission credentials must meet the deadline of February 15 for fall term. Students who miss the deadline may contact the program director to inquire if space is still available in the incoming class. Admission is granted on a competitive, space-available basis.

Non-immigrant international students: See additional admission information in International Graduate Admissions

**See Exceptions to Policy in Graduate Admissions.