- 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 Research (MS-R) 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-R 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). A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.25, good letters of recommendation and a minimum total score of 1000 on the verbal and quantitative portions of the GRE are required. Under special circumstances (outstanding scores on three of the four requirements plus sponsorship by two departmental faculty), students have been admitted who did not satisfy the GRE minimum. Application deadline is January 1.