Graduate Application Procedures

Information about fees and course offerings can be located in the KSU Graduate Catalog. For additional graduate school policies, please see the Graduate Handbook. Please visit the KSU Graduate School website for further information.

Application Deadlines

Submitting all of your application materials by December 20 automatically considers you for financial support.

Admission for the Spring semester is considered only under extenuating circumstances.

Application Requirements

GPA For admission to graduate study, the university requires an undergraduate average of B (3.0 grade point average) or better in the junior and senior years. GRE As additional evidence of competence, the Department of Psychology requires the applicant to submit scores on the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (verbal and quantitative scours are required). There is no minimum score requirement for the GRE. Test scores over five years old will not be accepted. TOEFL Students for whom English is not the native language will not be considered for admission unless they submit scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A score of at least 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 79 (IBT – internet based) on the TOEFL is required to be considered for provisional admission to the Graduate School. Applicants with scores of 600 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based), or 100 (IBT – internet based) or above may be considered for regular admission. Applicants with score between 550/213/79 and 599/249/99 will be admitted provisionally and must at the time of their enrollment demonstrate proficiency in reading and writing English and in understanding spoken American English to the satisfaction of the Graduate School. These students will be required to take the English Proficiency Test (EPT) prior to enrollment.

In addition to the requirements listed above, it is expected that all applicants will have met or will meet the minimum standards for the bachelor's degree in psychology as recommended by the American Psychological Association. These requirements consist of 18 semester hours of psychology, or its equivalent, such as courses in experimental psychology, statistics, history of psychology, and personality.

Students wishing to major in behavioral neuroscience must have the necessary background in the physical and biological sciences. Deficiencies, in some cases, may be made up after enrollment.

Application Materials

The Application process for Admission to Graduate School and the application fee can be completed online by clicking on the hyperlink below. The Application for Admission to Graduate School. There are three separate Applications for Admission to Graduate School. One is available for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents, another for International Students, and one for Distance Learning Students.

If you have specific program questions, please feel free to contact the faculty member in charge of your area of interest:

Once again, thank you for your interest in our psychology graduate program and we look forward to hearing from you.