Application Information

Graduate Admission Requirements

Graduate training begins during the Fall Semester (Students are not usually admitted mid-year), and students are considered full-time. Applicants for graduate studies must have received, or be candidates for, a baccalaureate degree from an approved college or university. All graduate applicants must meet each of the following requirements:

  • The student must have a score of at least 153 on the verbal component and 152 on the quantitative component of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • 3.0 GPA (B average) or higher during the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate coursework.
  • Average GPAs for Ph.D. Applicants in recent years are about 3.6
  • Three letters of recommendation must be sent by persons who are familiar with the applicant's potential for graduate study in psychology.

Frequently Asked Questions


Applicants may apply for either the M.A. or Ph.D. program. However, applicants admitted to the Ph.D. program usually have a record of achievement that is higher than our minimum requirements.

The application deadline for the Experimental Psychology Ph.D. program is December 11th of each year. 

The application deadline for the M.A. program in Psychology is May 1st of each year. 

  • International students will receive financial and other information from the university after submitting applications.

Please note:

Experimental Psychology Ph.D. applicants interested in neuroscience-related training (e.g., behavioral or cognitive neuroscience) may also enter via the FAU Brain Institute Sponsored Graduate Neuroscience Training Program at:

To request additional information about the Graduate Training Program, write us at:

Department of Psychology
Graduate Training Program
Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991

Or, send us an e-mail.

The Department of Psychology promotes diversity in graduate and professional training, and makes admissions decisions without using preferences based on race, national origin, or gender."