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 mean GRE Verbal scores of 635 / 162, Quantitative scores of 720 / 158, and an Analytical score of 5.0. Psychology Subject Test score mean is 720 and the undergraduate GPA average is 3.63. There is a considerable range around these values, however, and all factors are considered.
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), GRE score report (if within the 5 year time limit set by ETS) – 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.