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Law and Psychology

College of Arts and Sciences

Degrees OfferedAvailabilityLocation
JD/PhDFull-TimePhiladelphia

Application Requirements

On-Campus Program

Deadlines

Please view our academic calendar for term start dates.

Fall (Sept.)Winter (Jan.)Spring (March)Summer (June)
U.S. StudentsDec. 1N/AN/AN/A
International StudentsDec. 1N/AN/AN/A

Requirements

All JD/PhD applicants must also apply online through the Law School Admissions Portal.

  • Graduate Admission Application

    Applicants may only apply to one program. All documents submitted by you or on your behalf in support of this application for admission to Drexel University become the property of the University, and will under no circumstances be released to you or any other party. Please note, an application fee of $65 U.S. is required.

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  • Transcripts

    Official transcripts must be sent directly to Drexel from all the colleges/universities that you have attended. Transcripts must be submitted electronically to enroll@drexel.edu or in a sealed envelope with the college/university seal over the flap (mailing address can be seen below).

  • Standardized Test Scores

    GRE test scores are required; minimum score varies.

    The GRE Psychology subject test recommended.

    LSAT Scores & LSDAS Registration – All applicants are required to register with the Law School Data Assembly Service (LSDAS). The LSDAS will provide a report to the Kline School of Law containing information important in the application process. Visit the Law School Admission Council website for more information and to register. Among other things, this report will include your LSAT scores.

    TOEFL scores are required for international applicants or applicants who earned a degree outside the U.S. (minimum scores: 100/600/250). Scores will be reviewed based on section scores and total scores. IELTS scores may be submitted in lieu of TOEFL scores (minimum Overall Band Score: 7.0).

  • Essay

    Write an essay that addresses the following two objectives – please be sure to cover all questions listed inside each objective: (1) The specific research area and questions you would like to pursue in graduate school. Why are these questions important and why are they of interest to you? How does this line of research fit with specific faculty members' or research groups' work at Drexel? What skills and experiences of yours will facilitate your graduate work? (2) Tell us how our program will specifically lead to the next step in your career.
    *Your essay cannot exceed 9,000 characters (approximately 1,500 words).

    Submit your essay with your application or through the Discover Drexel portal after you submit your application.

  • Résumé

    Upload your curriculum vitae or résumé as part of your admission application or through the Discover Drexel Portal after you submit your application.

  • Letters of Recommendation

    Three letters of recommendation are required. Request recommendations with your application or through the Discover Drexel portal after you submit your application.

    We advise that you follow up with your recommenders to ensure they received your recommendation request — they may need to check their junk mail folder. Additionally, it is your responsibility to confirm that your recommenders will submit letters by your application deadline and follow up with recommenders who have not completed their recommendations.

  • Interview

    Interviews are by invitation only, and will be conducted in person by the Psychology PhD programs in February.

  • Mailing Addresses
    • By Postal Mail
      Drexel University
      Application Processing
      PO Box 34789
      Philadelphia, PA 19101-4789
    • By Express Courier
      (DHL, FedEx, UPS, etc.)
      Drexel University
      Application Processing
      3141 Chestnut Street
      Philadelphia, PA 19104-2876

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