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Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Applying to the M.A. and Ph.D. Programs

department of psychology

Application Materials

For application materials or further information about admission into either our doctoral program, please direct inquiries to the Graduate School of the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences.

  • Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for review purposes during the application process. If you are accepted and decide to matriculate, official copies of all transcripts will then be required. Should you submit official transcripts during the application process, these will be added to your file and reviewed, and will fulfill the latter application requirement.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • GRE General and Psychology subject tests. The Psychology subject test is optional.
  • Personal Statement: Indicate your motivation for pursuing graduate study in psychology. Describe your background, including any relevant research experience, and indicate the kinds of research topics you wish to explore in graduate school. We encourage students to visit our website, read about our faculty and their research areas, and indicate which faculty they would like to work with, if admitted to our program.

All materials must be received by December 15.