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Graduate Application for Psychological Sciences

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

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Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Psychological Sciences
ISC 2, Room 1137
540 Landrum Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185

William & Mary uses an online application system.

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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.

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

2021 Admissions: GRE

Due to COVID-19 and resulting challenges to taking the GRE, Graduate Arts & Sciences at William & Mary has suspended its GRE requirement for admission in 2021. The graduate program in Psychological Sciences will not accept GRE scores for consideration as part of an application for fall 2021 admission.

Advice and Considerations

Students applying to the Psychological Sciences M.S. program must have undergraduate psychology courses in experimental/research methods and psychology statistics.

Applicants are evaluated based on undergraduate GPA, as well as other criteria such as research experience, work experience, and letters of recommendation (see weighting below).

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.