Please also consult the main application procedures for admission to graduate study in Arts & Sciences at William & Mary. The information below is specific to the graduate program in Psychological Sciences.
Please note that our application deadline for fall admission is February 1 of the year that you intend to enroll. We must receive all application materials on or before February 1 for your application to be considered.
Individuals who apply after the deadline must submit paper applications and may be evaluated if space is available.
Spring Admission: No
Part-Time Students: No
GRE codes for Psychology: Applied Psychology, 2017; Clinical Psychology, 2001; Developmental Psychology, 2006, Psychology, General, 2016
Advice and Considerations
Students applying to the Psychological Sciences M.A. program must have undergraduate psychology courses in experimental/research methods and psychology statistics.
Applicants are evaluated based on undergraduate GPA, verbal and quantitative GRE scores (see averages below; note that the GRE subject test in Psychology is not required for admission); and other criteria such as research experience, work experience, and letters of recommendation (see weighting below).
Scores/GPA of Fall 2016 Entering M.A. Students:
- GRE-Verbal: average = 160
- GRE-Quantitative: average = 155
- GRE-Analytical average: 4.5
- Overall undergraduate GPA: 3.63
Other Admission Criteria:
- Research experience: High
- Letters of recommendation: High
- Work experience: Medium
- Extracurricular activity: Low
- Clinically related public service: Low
If you have any questions about the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us.