Admission to Program

In addition to the general requirements of the university, specific requirements for admission to classified graduate status are:

  1. A baccalaureate degree with a major in human development, child development, psychology; or with any other undergraduate major that satisfies the graduate admissions committee of the Department of Psychology that a satisfactory course of study has been pursued in preparation for graduate study in psychology;
  2. A cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 ("B") overall and in the major;
  3. Completion of the graduate entrance writing requirement;
  4. A brief statement describing preparation for graduate study, the goals of graduate study and professional aspirations, to be submitted to the department;
  5. Three letters of recommendation, with at least two from former professors. Letters should come directly from the writers or be included in a placement file. (It is the applicant's responsibility to determine if letters have been received.);
  6. Satisfaction of the prerequisites:
    • PSYC 100. Introduction to Psychology or an equivalent course
    • HD 240. Introduction to Child Development or a course in child development.
    • PSYC 210. Psychological Statistics or a course in introductory statistics

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