Graduate Application for Psychological Sciences

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Phone: 757-221-3870
Fax: 757-221-3896

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Mailing Address:
College of William & Mary
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Psychology
P.O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795

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College of William & Mary
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Psychological Sciences
ISC 2, Room 1137
600 Landrum Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185

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The information below is specific to the graduate program in Psychological Sciences.

Deadline

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.

Applications submitted after the program's deadline may be evaluated at the discretion of the program's admission committee

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.