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 Office of Graduate Studies in 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 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 are holistically considered. Our department has adopted a policy of not requiring GRE scores. This means we will not consider GRE scores when making admission decisions.
Graduate Students receive financial support, including tuition remission, for up to five years if they are in good standing.