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Experimental Psychology Ph.D. Admissions

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Admissions Requirements

All graduate applications must be submitted electronically through the Graduate College. 

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution or equivalent. Coursework preferred: 18 hours (or equivalent quarter hours) of psychology at the undergraduate level, including one course in statistics and one in experimental research design.
  • GPA of 3.0 or better overall; and an average of at least 3.3 (B+) in psychology. Applicants who have completed some graduate work should have a grade-point average of at least 3.4 in that work.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) required, both Verbal and Quantative. The code for Ohio University is 1593.
  • Three letters of recommendation, preferably from psychology faculty members.
  • Personal Statement describing your special interests and professional goals. Include in your personal statement a rank-ordered list of the three faculty members with whom you most want to work.
  • Transcripts: One official transcript from each postsecondary school attended.
  • Curriculum Vitae (or résumé)
  • English Proficiency. International students whose native language is not English also must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS academic). To be considered official, test scores must be reported directly from the testing agency to Ohio University. A TOEFL-iBT of 80 or higher is recommended. The minimum IELT is 6.5 across all bands. More information on English Proficiency.

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Please read instructions carefully and fill out the application completely, including sections on prior experiences.

Make sure to follow the directions on the "U.S./Permanent Resident Graduate Application Checklist" or "International Graduate Checklist" for additional materials that should be submitted.

Application Deadline

The deadline for applying for admission in the fall semester is December 1 of the previous calendar year.

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