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.

Do I need to take the GRE Psychology subject test?

The Psychology Subject Test is not required. It is strongly recommended for most training areas.

I already have a Master's Degree. Would that be accepted in your 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 program who require financial aid 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. Health benefits are also provided.

What should I include in my personal statement?

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?

While most of our admitted students 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?

No, we do not offer a terminal Master's degree. 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 additional hard copy materials.