Graduate Program Admission Requirements

Our Online Admissions System

All application materials (including letters of recommendation) must be submitted electronically. We are no longer able to accept paper applications.

Admission Requirements
  • B.A. or B.S. degree with a major in psychology (see below if you are a non-psychology major)
  • Laboratory course in experimental psychology
  • Undergraduate course in statistics
  • Typically a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale (see below if your GPA is below 3.5)
  • Three letters of recommendation from faculty or others who can attest to the student's potential sent electronically through GAMES (the online department application).
  • Personal statement
  • Department Application (GAMES - completed online)
  • Graduate Studies application (completed online)
  • GRE scores (Verbal, Quantitative, Written), photocopy
  • GRE Subject Test is recommended if not a psychology major

In making admissions decisions, match with a current faculty mentor is an important consideration. Applicants should mention in their personal statements specific faculty members with whom they share research interests. Emphasis is also placed on GPA, GRE scores, letters of recommendation, previous research involvement, and relevant work or volunteer experience. We do not use firm cut-offs for GPA or GRE scores. Applications are evaluated in their entirety; relative strengths in one area are sometimes viewed as compensating for relative weaknesses in another area. We do not require the Psychology subtest of the GRE. However, applicants needing to demonstrate basic knowledge in the field of psychology (e.g., those who did not major in psychology) are encouraged to submit Psychology subtest scores.

Law/Psychology joint degree applications require a Law School application as well. The L/SAT is required if applying for a JD.  Instructions for the Law/Psychology program application may be obtained on Law/Psychology webpage. Further questions may be directed to Jamie Longwell (