Criteria for Admission Decisions
Applicants are judged on the total strength of their admissions package.
- Grades: The average GPA of students admitted for Fall 2020 was 3.74
- Test Scores: For students applying to begin training in Fall 2021, GRE scores (general or psychology subject) are not required; however, applicants may choose to include scores. We do not have a minimum GRE score required for admission.
- Fit: Greater consideration is given to applicants who have research interests that match our faculty and resources, indicated by the personal statement.
- Academic Character: The letters of recommendation, writing sample and personal statement help faculty to gauge an applicant's academic and research experiences. Applicants are allowed to include additional information (e.g., a personal history) to help faculty members understand strengths and potential for success in graduate school.
For Fall 2020, 177 students applied and 31 were offered admission. Of those offered admission, 13 applicants accepted our offer to join the program. For Fall 2020, there were 93 applications to the Clinical area, Cognition and Neuroscience received 20 applications, Developmental 26, Quantitative 10, and Social/Personality received 28.