- Statement of purpose
- Resume/curriculum vitae
- Three letters of recommendation
- Transcripts (one from each institution attended)
- The GRE is not required for the fall 2021 application cycle *
- Official TOEFL/IELTS scores (international applicants only) *
The statement of purpose should be 500-1,000 words. It should summarize your skills and experiences that are relevant to your particular area(s) of interest in graduate study in psychology. Discuss experiences that led you to this field of study. Address the fit between your objectives and the graduate training offered at Georgia State (including the fit with the faculty member(s) with whom you would most like to work). Describe what you would like to be doing three to five years after you receive your Ph.D.
The resume or CV should summarize your academic, research, clinical and other relevant experiences.
Previous research experience and, in the case of the Clinical and Community programs, relevant applied experience are evaluated favorably in the admission process.
Although an undergraduate major in psychology is not required, applicants are expected to have a background in psychology that includes a minimum of four courses. Two courses that cover psychological statistics and research methods are required. Two additional junior- or senior-level psychology content courses are also required. The Clinical program recommends a course in abnormal psychology or psychopathology as one of the content courses. An introductory psychology course cannot be counted as one of the four required courses.
* Institutional code 5251 should be used for reporting GRE and TOEFL scores.