Do you have questions? We have answers.
What is the deadline for application to the general psychology program?
March 1 of each year. Learn more from the Office of Graduate Admissions >>
Can I attend the program as a half-time student?
No, we only admit students on a full-time basis.
What should be included in my personal statement?
The personal statement is one of the more important aspects of your application. At minimum, the statement of purpose should describe (a) your past research experiences in psychology and (b) how your past experiences fit in with the faculty at the University of Dayton. The personal statement should conclude with a paragraph that indicates with which faculty you are interested in working.
Who are faculty at UD?
Students in the general program work nearly exclusively with faculty in the general program. For a list of the available faculty, scroll down a bit on this page. Many of the current faculty have websites that can provide applicants with additional information regarding their research interests. Meet our core faculty >>
Are there minimum required GRE scores for admittance to the program?
Technically, no. However, most admitted students have scores that exceed 150 on both the Verbal and Quantitative sections.
Can I apply to the General program, but work with the Clinical faculty?
Although possible, it is not encouraged. If you are interested in working with the clinical faculty (for one's MA thesis), it is best to simply apply to the UD Clinical program.
I have a low GPA. Should I still apply?
As with the GRE scores, there is no minimum required GPA. However, a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 (or better) on a 4.0 scale, and an undergraduate grade point average of 3.3 (or better) in psychology course work is desirable.
I didn't major in psychology. Can I still apply to the program?
Absolutely! However, if you are not an undergraduate psychology major, a minimum of 15 semester hours of undergraduate psychology course work is required, including introductory psychology, statistics, and research methods in psychology (or a two-course sequence in research methods in psychology).