Application Instructions

We are now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 application cycle. Apply online here. The application deadline is February 1st, 2016.

Below is a checklist to help guide you through the application process.

Required Materials Checklist

Online Application, which includes:

  • Write an essay that addresses the following two objectives – please be sure to cover all questions listed inside each objective: (1) The specific research area and questions you would like to pursue in graduate school. Why are these questions important and why are they of interest to you? How does this line of research fit with specific faculty members' or research groups' work at Drexel? What skills and experiences of yours will facilitate your graduate work? (2) Tell us how our program will specifically lead to the next step in your career.
    *Your essay cannot exceed 9,000 characters (approximately 1,500 words).
  • Curriculum vitae/resume
  • GPA and GRE scores
  • Three letters of recommendation – You must provide contact information for all three of your evaluators through the Application 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.

Official Transcript - Official transcripts must be sent directly to Drexel from all the colleges/universities that you have attended. Transcripts must be submitted electronically or in a sealed envelope with the college/university seal over the flap.

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.

For international students or applicants who earned a degree outside of the U.S.

  • Minimum TOEFL 100/600/250 – scores will be reviewed based on section scores and total scores (IELTS scores may be submitted in lieu of TOEFL scores)
  • I-20 Application and supporting financial documents

Interview (if selected) – In late March or early April, the M.S. program in psychology conduct two days of in-person interviews, by invitation only.

For questions related specifically to the psychology department, please e-mail

For questions related to the graduate studies department admissions process, please e-mail: