Our graduate program is founded on the premise that knowledge of basic psychology and psychological methods is required for careers in both basic science and applied behavioral science.
Our program boasts solid training in general content areas, in methodology, and in scientific writing. They prepare our graduate students to make active contributions to scholarly research and to solve problems in various community, clinical, and other nonacademic settings. To learn what recent graduates are doing, see our placements page.
Visit the Graduate School's website to fill out the online application. Required components of the application include: Three letters of recommendation, a statement of intent, A CV or resume, unofficial transcripts, GRE scores (the general test is required and the subject test is recommended), and TOEFL scores (if applicable). Statements of Intent should describe the applicant’s academic training and research interests and identify one or more Notre Dame faculty members whose research interests intersect with the applicant’s. The Department of Psychology does not have formal minimal criteria for admission, but applicants should be aware that admission is very competitive. Our previous entering class had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.72, GRE quant score of 160, and GRE verbal score of 162.
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