Psychology : Admission Requirements
An undergraduate degree in psychology or its equivalent with at least a B+ (6.0 GPA) average in the last two years leading to the degree is recommended. Applicants should have taken at least one course in applied statistics. In cases of an undergraduate degree in areas other than psychology, additional foundational coursework may be assigned at the discretion of the student's supervisory committee as a requirement for the graduate degree. Students whose first language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency, following a higher standard than the calendar regulations from the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Faculty Admissions section. Specifically, for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) applicants must receive an overall score of at least 600 on the paper-based test, or 100 on the Internet Based TOEFL (IBT) with minimum section requirements of 20 on Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. Applicants taking the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) must achieve an overall score of at least Band 7, with no score of less than 6.0 on each academic component. Applicants taking the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) must achieve an overall score of at least 90.
Applications are due at the Graduate Admissions and Records Office by December 1st. Students should keep in mind that substantial lead time is required to register for and take the GRE (and, if required, the TOEFL, IELTS, or MELAB) in time for results to be received within the deadline. For students applying to the Clinical Psychology program, all documents, including GRE scores, MUST be received by the deadline. For students not applying to the Clinical Psychology program, application documents (e.g., GRE scores) received after the application deadline MAY be considered, but this is not guaranteed.