How to Apply
The application deadline for submission of all materials to the MA-only program is May 15. (Please note that applications will be reviewed beginning March 1). Applications must be submitted online (see the GRS Graduate Admissions website for the online application), and must include a personal statement, letters of recommendation, GRE scores and transcripts.
Official general GRE scores are required for all applications to the MA program in Psychology. The Subject GRE is optional.
Financial assistance for students in the MA program is not available within the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences. For information on loans, work study, etc., applicants should visit the GRS financial aid web site.
The Program Admissions Committee takes into consideration all of the information contained in the complete application, looking for evidence of the ability to successfully complete a demanding course of study. The Committee carefully reviews letters of reference, the personal statement, earlier academic history, and various test scores, and attempts to make fair judgments about the promise of competent performance in a graduate program.
MA in Psychology Requirements
We do not require that applicants have an undergraduate major in psychology. However, we do require applicants to have taken some course work in psychology. We recommend an introductory course, a course in research methods in psychology, a course in statistics and at least two content courses.