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College of Arts and Sciences

Psychology (MS)

Degrees OfferedAvailabilityLocation

Application Requirements

On-Campus Program


Please view our academic calendar for term start dates.

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


For details regarding the items below please refer to the MS in Psychology Application Instructions.

Complete the Drexel University Online Application. Do not complete Drexel's general Electronic Letter of Recommendation form. Doing so may delay the processing of your application. Contact information for your recommenders should only be submitted using the Drexel Psychology Letters of Recommendation form.

  • Graduate Admission Application

    We prefer that you apply online to Drexel. Apply now:

    Apply Online

  • Transcripts

    Provide transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

    You must submit one transcript from each institution you have attended in a sealed envelope with the college or university seal over the flap.
  • Standardized Test Scores

    GRE test scores are required; minimum score varies.

    The GRE psychology subject test is recommended.

    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.

  • Letters of Recommendation

    Three letters of recommendation are required. You must submit your letters of recommendation and provide contact information for all three of your evaluators through the Drexel Psychology Letters of Recommendation form. Your evaluators will then be notified of your application and given instructions on how to submit your letter electronically.

    Do not use Drexel University's general electronic recommendation form, and do not mail hard copies of the letters to Drexel.

    Please refer to the MS in Psychology Application Instructions to access the Drexel Psychology Letters of Recommendation form.

  • I-20 Application and Supporting Financial Documents (international applicants only)

    Print and complete the I-20 Application Form [PDF] and submit it with your supplemental materials.

  • Interview

    In-person interview required for select applicants beginning in March or early April.

  • Psychology Department Online Application

    The following items must be submitted using the Psychology Department Online Application. Please refer to the MS in Psychology Application Instructions to access the Psychology Department Online Application:

    • A personal statement (up to 9,000 characters) that describes your psychology experience and interests, how these fit within the research-oriented MS program at Drexel, how you would fit within one or more of our listed concentrations and/or faculty member's area of interests, and how this degree would advance you professionally.
    • Curriculum vitae/résumé

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    Philadelphia, PA 19101-4789
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