The department accepts as graduate students only those who show definite promise for completing the requirements for this advanced degree. Preference is given to those applicants who have a well-balanced background of psychology courses and some background in science and mathematics. Students who do not have an undergraduate major in psychology but who otherwise satisfy the following requirements may apply.
Completeness of Credentials
Applications must be completed by May 1. Missing transcripts, letters of reference, etc., may cause an applicant to be rejected.
Grade Point Average
Satisfactory undergraduate scholastic average.
A minimum of six courses in psychology, including a four quarter hour (three semester hour) elementary statistics course, as well as a course in research methods or experimental psychology. The student judged to be deficient in prerequisites will be required to take, without graduate credit, such courses as are necessary to remedy any deficiencies before entering graduate school.
Graduate Record Examination
Official results of the General test and the Subject test in Psychology.
Letters of Recommendation
The three required letters should be from persons who are in a position to evaluate the applicant's academic background and achievements.
Including top two to three faculty choices clearly identified with area of interest
Applications from minority students are encouraged.
Students with Disabilities
Applications from students with disabilities are encouraged.