- Graduate Studies
Experimental Psychology Admissions Requirements
Students entering the Experimental Psychology program without a master’s degree must complete the requirements for the Master of Science (MS) degree at Saint Louis University before officially being admitted to the Ph.D. program. A terminal master’s degree is not offered, so applicants to the program are expected to have admissions credentials consistent with the expectation that the student is capable of Ph.D. work. Students with a master’s degree in psychology are admitted directly into the Ph.D. program.
Each student must comply with the general Graduate School regulations regarding the MS and Ph.D. degrees. Among the prerequisites for graduate work in Experimental Psychology is a diversified undergraduate education, including the equivalent of a psychology minor (i.e., a minimum of 18 upper-division hours in psychology, including statistics/research methods). Applications are reviewed in their entirety, including GRE scores, GPA, letters of recommendation, previous experience, and the fit between the applicant's research interests/career goals and program offerings. Because the program operates on an apprenticeship model, it is important that the applicant's research interests match the expertise of one or more program faculty members, as reflected in the professional goal statement. Application deadline is December 1.