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Admission Information

Students are accepted into the program in the Fall only. The Priority Application Deadline is January 15th.

Students selected for interviews will meet with the psychology admission committee in mid-February. The last opportunity to apply for Fall Admission is April 1st.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis prior to the April 1 deadline. We recommend submitting your application by the priority deadline for the best chance of admittance. Most spots are already filled by the final deadline of April 1. Applicants are accepted into the program once a year, for the fall semester only.

Successful candidates have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or a closely related field.
  • A minimum undergraduate cumulative average of 2.75 on a 4.0 grading scale. Students not meeting this requirement but who otherwise give evidence of strong academic ability may be accepted.
  • Completion of psychology statistics course.
  • Some work experience related to the field of Psychology/Social Work.

Applicants must submit the required graduate application materials online. In addition, this Psychology option has specific admissions requirements:

  • Since this option has a clinical component, one of the three letters of recommendation should be submitted from a present or former agency supervisor capable of addressing your clinical potential.
  • Graduate Record Examination scores, while not required, will be considered if submitted.
  • Final candidates may be required to attend a personal interview with the Admissions Committee.
  • Upon acceptance to the program, students are required to sign acknowledgments of the conditions of a Competency/Fitness and a Full Participation policy.

Please forward all credentials to:

Office of Graduate Studies
UMass Dartmouth
285 Old Westport Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300

508.999.8604 voice
508.999.8183 fax

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