Apply: Frequently Asked Questions

What are the GRE codes that I will need so that you receive my scores?

The University of Missouri code is 6875. Psychology is 2016.

How do I find faculty members that may be considering new graduate students?

Page 3 of the Department Application shows all faculty that may be considering new graduate students.The application can be found at the bottom of this page and is updated around October of each year.

Can I make changes to my application after I've submitted it? 

Yes! You can upload new or updated documents to your application until the deadline. You may log into the application as many times as you wish and the application does not have to completed in one sitting. 

Do I need to take the GRE Psychology Subject test?

The Psychology Subject Test is not required. It is strongly recommended for the Clinical program.

I already have a Master's Degree. Would that be accepted in your PhD program?

A student who has completed an empirical masters elsewhere may ask to have their thesis reviewed. If it is accepted, the student will not have to complete a thesis in this program before beginning further work on their PhD program.

What can you tell me about financial aid?

Currently, all students accepted into the PhD program receive guaranteed funding for five years, usually in the form of a teaching assistantship or research assistantship. These assistantships usually carry with them a tuition waiver.

What should I include in my personal statement (only required for applications to the PhD program)?

Consider your statement to be an expression of your professional background, previous experience, and research interests. Explain how our faculty and research program are a good fit to your own career goals.

Must I have majored in Psychology to apply to the PhD program?

While most of the students admitted to the PhD program majored in psychology in their undergraduate years, we do accept students from other disciplines with a strong interest in the various fields of psychological research.

Do you offer a Master's degree in Psychology?

The only terminal Master's degree we offer is the MA in Applied Psychometrics. Students enrolled in the PhD program will earn an MA as part of their program of study.

Do you accept part-time students?

No, the program is designed for full-time continuous study.

Can you send me printed information about your program?

The best source of information about our Graduate Program is our website. We no longer print hard copy materials.

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