M.S. in Psychological Science

Before applying to the M.S. in Psychological Science program, you should make sure that the program is a good fit for you. Please check our website for a description of our degree requirements and faculty's research interests.

The Psychology Graduate Programs’ Admissions Committee makes admission decisions based on the following required criteria:

  1. Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  2. Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 for all undergraduate work with at least a 3.0 GPA in psychology courses, or strong evidence of recent academic achievement.
  3. Successful completion of undergraduate General Psychology, Statistics, Experimental Methods or Research Methods in Psychology.
  4. Satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examination (General test); Psychology Subject GRE scores optional.
    [Please note: satisfactory performance is defined as a combined score of 300 or higher on the quantitative and verbal portions of the GRE. However, admission decisions will be based on the review of the student's entire record and application.]
  5. Completed application for admission to the Master of Science Program in Psychological Science. This includes a personal statement that should provide us with information regarding three major points:
    • What your long-term goals are;
    • How the program will allow you to pursue them;
    • How your goals are compatible with the goals of the program. Our program is a general psychology program with a focus on empirical research. Students are expected to take courses in a variety of disciplines and conduct research with faculty from different research areas.
  6. One official copy of transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work.
  7. Three letters of recommendation.
  8. Additional application information for international students.