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Admissions

Contact Us:
Jill.Rocca@tufts.edu

Prerequisites

Entrance Prerequisites
Beginning Fall 2015, the following six courses will be required for admission to the program:

  • One course in Developmental Psychology or Human Development (will accept a course in the area of Child Development or Life Span Development) – no online courses accepted
  • Abnormal Psychology – no online courses accepted
  • One social science course (this course can be in psychology, anthropology, sociology) – no online courses accepted
  • Two courses in biology, including content in cell biology (Either A&P I and II, or a semester of Anatomy and a semester of Physiology may be substituted for the Biology prerequisite). One Biology course must have a lab component – no online courses accepted
  • One course in introductory statistics – online courses ARE accepted
If you have any questions, please contact Jill Rocca.

Entry Level Master's Prerequisites (Total of six courses)
All Prerequisites must be passed with a grade of B- or better and taken at an accredited college. Online courses are ONLY accepted for statistics. All other Prerequisites must be taken onsite. We do not accept hybrid courses.

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology or Human Development (will accept a course in the area of Child Development or Life Span Development)
  • One additional social science course (this course can be in the area of psychology, anthropology, sociology)
  • Two courses in biology, including content in cell biology. (Either A&P I and II, or a semester of Anatomy and a semester of Physiology may be substituted for the Biology prerequisite.) One Biology course must have a lab component.
  • One course in introductory statistics.
  • Certificate of Hepatitis B vaccination upon enrollment is required.
  • Shadowing/Volunteer hours (can be documented on resume)

Post-Professional Prerequisites
One course in introductory statistics. The prerequisite course must be passed with a grade of B- or better and taken at an accredited college

OTD Prerequisites
One course in Introductory Statistics and one course in graduate-level Research Methods. The prerequisite course must be passed with a grade of B- or better and taken at an accredited college.