Social Program Admission

The social psychology program admits approximately 2-4 students per year, selected from a pool of approximately 60 applicants. We typically offer admission to our top 6-7 applicants to obtain the targeted number of acceptances. In recent years, admitted students have had average GRE scores of approximately 1300 (combining the verbal and quantitative subscales) and possessed an average undergraduate GPA of 3.75.

To be admitted to the program, students must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Undergraduate preparation should include a background in psychology, at least one course in mathematics, statistics and one laboratory course in psychology. Demonstrated ability and experience in research and activities related to one’s desired field of study is considered very important. Although most students enter the program after finishing a bachelor’s degree, the department does occasionally admit students who have completed a master’s degree from another program. A number of successful graduates of the program have entered after working in other fields.

Admission to the graduate program is highly competitive. The application deadline for the Social Psychology Program is December 1st each year.