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Graduate Program

Information for Prospective Students

A background in psychology, including some training in research methods and statistics, is highly desirable. Admission is based on the undergraduate record, GRE scores, research experience, and letters of recommendation. The GRE Subject Test in Psychology is not required but is strongly recommended. Learn more about application forms for admission and financial aid. If you have questions, please contact:

Office of Graduate Admissions
Bendetson Hall
Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155
Tel: 617-627-3395

Application materials should be submitted online by December 15th of each year, to receive full consideration by the Department of Psychology. Additional inquiries should be directed to:

Graduate Admissions
Department of Psychology
Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155
Tel: 617-627-4559

Planning My Application:
The Department of Psychology faculty recommend that prospective students review these suggestions below when considering their application for graduate study at Tufts.

Office of Graduate Admissions
The Office of Graduate Admissions serves the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS). From the office's website, visitors can find information about applying to graduate programs, expenses and financial aid, application requirements and deadlines, and much more. Links to some of the information on the site are provided below:

  • How to Apply
  • Application Deadlines
  • Requirements and Policies
  • Financial Aid
  • Psychology Graduate Student Handbook
    This handbook provides a detailed description of the requirements for advancement in the Ph.D. program in the Department of Psychology.
  • AS&E Graduate Student Handbook
    Published annually, the Graduate Student Handbook contains important dates, policies and procedures, requirements, and graduation information concerning current Arts, Sciences, and Engineering graduate students.
  • Take A Class
    You don't need to be a graduate student to take Tufts graduate courses. The Graduate Career Advancement Program (GCAP) was created for people who want access to superior graduate-level courses but don't need or want a graduate degree. GCAP students take the same classes as our graduate students and may enroll, for either credit or audit, in up to four undergraduate or graduate courses per semester.
  • Request Information

Graduate Student Council
Homepage of the Tufts Graduate Student Council (GSC) for the School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Engineering.

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