Application Instructions

We will open our application portal on September 1st.

To be admitted to the joint program, all students must satisfy admissions requirements of both schools. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited undergraduate college or university. They must take the Graduate Record Examination and the Law School Admission Test; the GRE Subject Test in Psychology is recommended, but not required. Applicants must also submit three letters of recommendation and official transcripts from all colleges and universities they have attended. The program does not enroll students for part-time or evening study.

Admission to the program is highly competitive given that only two students are admitted each year. Thus, a critical factor for admission is excellent performance on the GRE and LSAT. Generally, applicants are required to have a GRE above 1300 (or equivalent percentile on the revised GRE test; we do not have norms for the new format yet), an LSAT above 158, and a GPA above 3.5. Nevertheless, admission decisions are not made solely on the basis of test scores. The program seeks diversity in all its many meanings, and such diversity is achievable only if real-life experience and accomplishment are valued as highly as an exceptional percentile ranking. Preference in admission is given to qualified applicants who wish to pursue the scientist-professional model of training, combining research and practice in law and psychology, and to applicants who have some prior experience in those areas.

  • University 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. Contact information for your recommenders should only be submitted using the Drexel Psychology Letters of Recommendation Form.) 
    • 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.
  • All JD/PhD applicants must also apply online through the Law School Admissions portal.
  • Transcripts - Official transcripts must be sent directly to Drexel from all the colleges/universities that you have attended. One transcript from each institution you have attended must be submitted in a sealed envelope with the college/university seal over the flap. For all questions about transcripts, including requirements and acceptable formats, please contact the Graduate Admissions Office at or 215.895.2400.

    By Postal Mail:
    Drexel University
    Application Processing
    PO Box 34789
    Philadelphia, PA 19101-4789

    By Express Courier (DHL, FedEx, UPS, etc.):
    Drexel University
    Application Processing
    3141 Chestnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104-2876
  • GRE - Official copies of GRE scores must be sent to Drexel (code 2194); Psychology subject test recommended. For all questions about GREs and GRE score reports, please contact the Graduate Admissions Office at or 215.895.2400.
  • LSAT Scores & LSDAS Registration: All applicants are required to register with the Law School Data Assembly Service (LSDAS). The LSDAS will provide a report to the Earle Mack School of Law containing information important in the admission process. Visit the Law School Admission Council website for more information and to register. Among other things, this report will include your LSAT scores.
  • Psychology Department Online Application – This form is submitted through a secure web-based application directly to the Department of Psychology. Please click on Psychology Department Online Application to complete the form online.  (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 details.)
    • The following two items are submitted through the psychology online application
      • 9000-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/Resume
  • Three letters of recommendation - All letters of recommendation must now be submitted electronically to the Department of Psychology’s Doctoral Program. You must 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 to our program and given instructions on how to submit your letter of recommendation electronically. You will be limited to three evaluators.  (Important note: Do not use Drexel University’s generic electronic recommendation form, and do not mail hardcopies of the letter of recommendation form. Your evaluators’ contact information must be submitted through the Drexel Psychology Letters of Recommendation Form.
  • [International applicants only] TOEFL - Official copies of TOEFL scores must be sent to Drexel (test code 2194)
  • Interview (if selected) – In February, the PhD programs in psychology conduct two days of in-person interviews, by invitation only.
  • For more information on the JD/PhD Program, please see the graduate catalog, Earle Mack School of Law and Department of Psychology websites.