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College of Arts and Sciences

Psychology (PhD) – Applied Cognitive and Brain Sciences

Degrees OfferedAvailabilityLocation

Application Requirements

On-Campus Program


Please view our academic calendar for term start dates.

Fall (Sept.)Winter (Jan.)Spring (March)Summer (June)
U.S. StudentsDec. 1N/AN/AN/A
International StudentsDec. 1N/AN/AN/A


  • Graduate Admission Application

    Submit your admission application today:

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  • Transcripts

    Provide transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Unofficial copies of your transcripts may be uploaded as part of your admission application or through Drexel Access after you submit your application. At a later date you may be required to have official copies of your transcripts sent directly to Drexel.

  • Standardized Test Scores

    GRE test scores are required; minimum score varies.

    The GRE Psychology subject test recommended.

    TOEFL scores are required for international applicants or applicants who earned a degree outside the U.S. (minimum scores: 100/600/250). Scores will be reviewed based on section scores and total scores. IELTS scores may be submitted in lieu of TOEFL scores.

  • Essay

    As part of your admission application, you will be required to write a personal statement (up to 9,000 characters) that discusses and integrates your research experiences and interests, and how these fit into the Drexel program and into a specific faculty member or research group's work in particular.

  • Résumé

    You are required to upload your curriculum vitae or résumé as part of your admission application.

  • Letters of Recommendation

    Three letters of recommendation are required. To electronically request recommendations, you must list your recommenders and their contact information on your application.

  • I-20 Application and Supporting Financial Documents (international applicants only)

    Print and complete the I-20 Application Form [PDF] and submit it with your supplemental materials.

  • Interview

    Interviews are by invitation only, and will be conducted in person by the Psychology PhD programs in February.

Mailing Addresses

  • By Postal Mail
    Drexel University
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    PO Box 34789
    Philadelphia, PA 19101-4789
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    3141 Chestnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104-2876

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