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The only formal administrative requirements for acceptance is the completed application, which includes the application form for admission to graduate school, transcripts of all previous undergraduate and graduate work, GRE test scores (applicants are NOT required to take the psychology subject test GRE), and three letters of recommendation. All of these data, plus other relevant information, are used in making the final decision concerning admission. Note that being weak on one admission criterion may be compensated for by being strong on others. We offer admission to about 4 new doctoral students each year.
While having been an undergraduate psychology major is helpful, it is not required for admission into the program. However, all students must have completed the following four undergraduate courses (or their equivalent): Introduction to Psychology, Statistics, Research Methods, and Introduction to I/O Psychology.
The application deadline (for admission in the Fall) is January 15. Applications must be made through Graduate Admissions. To apply, you can access Online Graduate Admission Forms or, if you would like to receive application forms in the mail, please call or e-mail the Graduate Admissions Office (314-516-5458 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please Note: All Application Materials are Due January 15 for Admission the Following Fall Semester
For further assistance, call the Psychology Department at (314)516-5391, or e-mail the Director of the I/O Program, Dr. Stephanie Merritt, at MerrittS@umsl.edu.