We admit students for full-time study (at least nine credit hours per term) toward the Ph.D. degree. A terminal master's degree program is not offered. To be admitted next fall, you need to submit your online application by December 1 to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. You will find detailed instructions included with your application.
In making decisions about admission, the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences considers many factors--including test scores, grade-point average, research experience, and letters of recommendation--along with other factors that help us assess your potential. Students admitted to the graduate program over the past several years have had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.63. However, all factors (GPA, letters, research experience, etc.) are holistically considered. We will neither require nor look at GREs this year (2020). A decision will be made in May regarding GRE requirements for the upcoming cycle (for applications submitted in the fall of 2021).
If you applied last year and were declined an offer, you may re-apply this year. Email the Graduate Coordinator that this is your intention and then start a NEW online application, using the same email address you used in your previous application. Let the Grad Coord know if you want materials brought forward from the previous application – official transcript(s), – letters of recommendation are discarded after each application season so 3 new letters would be required.
Graduate Students receive financial support, including tuition remission, for up to five years if they are in good standing.