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For details regarding the items below please review the Psychology Application Instructions – Clinical PhD (for the clinical program) or Psychology Application Instructions – ACBS PhD (for the ACBS program).
Online Application – The Drexel University Online Application is submitted to the Office of Admissions. (Important note: do not complete Drexel's general Electronic Letter of Recommendation form. Doing so may delay the processing of your application.
Current and former Drexel University graduate students should not complete the general Drexel online application, but do need to follow all other instructions below, including the submission of transcripts and GRE scores (unless already submitted), Psychology online application, and letters of recommendation contact information.
Provide transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
- Standardized Test Scores
GRE test scores are required, minimum score varies.
The psychology subject test is 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.
- Letters of Recommendation
Three letters of recommendation are required. You must submit your letters of recommendation and provide contact information for all three of your evaluators through the Drexel Psychology Letters of Recommendation Form. Your evaluators will then be notified of your application and be given instructions on how to submit your letter electronically.
Do not use Drexel University's general electronic recommendation form, and do not mail hard copies of the letters to Drexel.
- I-20 Application and Supporting Financial Documents (international applicants only)
In February, the PhD program in Psychology will conduct two days of in-person interviews, by invitation only.
Psychology Department Online Application
– This form is submitted through a secure web-based application directly to the Department of Psychology. (Please note: Not all faculty will be accepting students for the upcoming academic year. Please refer to our list of faculty members accepting students
for more details.
The following two items are submitted through the Psychology online application:
- 9,000-character (approximately 1,500 words) personal statement that discusses (and integrates) your research experiences and interests, and how these fit into the Drexel program and into a specific faculty's (or research group's) work in particular.
- Curriculum Vitae/Résumé