Each year the Department is pleased to welcome a small, highly select group of outstanding students. We know that you are the next generation of psychological scientists and neuroscientists, and that we are privileged to have the opportunity to work with you. You begin as students, and we all remain students throughout our careers, but we look forward to your quickly becoming our collaborators and then our leaders as you become independent researchers. Our hope is that in fulfilling the formal rules to which we now introduce you, you will acquire the professional skills and knowledge needed to pursue your intellectual interests and make your contributions to psychology.

Prospective Students: Complete description of graduate program
Current Students:
Graduate Program Handbook wiki

Application Deadline

December 15

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Application Information


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


Regular Decision
December 15


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.

letters of recommendation

Three letters of recommendation are required.

Standardized Tests

The psychology department requires scores for the GRE general test from all applicants. The GRE Subject Test in Psychology is optional.

There is no "required score" or "minimum score" on either GRE test for applicants to be eligible for admission. Simply do your best.

Personal Statement

A personal statement is required. 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.


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