Graduate Program:  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 January 15 automatically considers you for financial support awards which typically are made in April and May, if not before. Therefore, there is not a separate application 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.

You can apply for admission online (see below) or you can request application forms by contacting:

GRADUATE ADMISSIONS

DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY

492 BLUEMONT HALL
KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
1100 MID-CAMPUS DR
MANHATTAN KS  66506-5302

Phone:  (785) 532-6850
E-mail:  psych@ksu.edu

Application Materials:

The Application for Admission to Graduate School and the application fee* can be completed online, while all other application materials should be mailed to the Department of Psychology.

The Application for Admission to Graduate School.   There are two separate Applications for Admission to Graduate School.  One is available for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents and the other is for International Students.
  • The Department Supplemental Application Form.  This form should be printed out, completed, and mailed to the Department of Psychology.  (This form also includes a personal statement of objectives.)
  • Two (2) official copies of academic transcripts for coursework from all colleges or universities.  Transcripts should arrive in official college or university envelopes stamped across the seal.   Copies that are stamped “issued to student” cannot be accepted.
  • Three (3) sealed letters of recommendation (signed across the seal by the recommender), preferably from professors with whom you have had considerable contact.  NOTE:  We do not have letter of recommendation 'forms'.
  • Official GRE scores should be requested from ETS and sent to the Department of Psychology.  The GRE code for KSU is 6334 and the GRE code for Psychology is 2016.  An 'unofficial' copy of your Graduate Record Examination scores may be mailed to the Department of Psychology, however official scores must be received in order to be considered for admission.

    NOTE: There is a $40 application fee for all domestic students; your application will not be processed without this fee.  Please make checks payable to: The Kansas State University Graduate School, and include it with your application.  If you are applying online, you may pay by credit card.

For INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS (those who are not a United States citizen or a permanent resident), the following information must also be forwarded:

  • Official TOEFL scores should be requested from ETS and sent to the Department of Psychology The TOEFL code for KSU is 6334 and the TOEFL code for Psychology is 08.  An 'unofficial' copy of your TOEFL scores may be mailed to the Department of Psychology, however official scores must be received in order to be considered for admission.
  • The Affidavit of Financial Support Form, completed.
  • A $55 application fee is required; your application will not be processed without this fee.  Please pay with an international cashier's check or money order (personal checks will be returned), made payable to The Kansas State University Graduate School.  If you are applying online, you may pay by credit card.  All prospective international students must submit an application fee with their application due to the additional processing involved.  This fee cannot be waived.

Incomplete applications will not be processed until all materials have been received, so please assemble your materials carefully.

Application Deadlines:

Submitting all of your application materials by January 15 automatically considers you for financial support awards which typically are made in April and May, if not before. Therefore, there is not a separate application for financial support.

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

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.