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
Medford, MA 02155
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
Department of Psychology
Medford, MA 02155
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
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
How to Apply
Requirements and Policies
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.
Graduate Student Council
Homepage of the Tufts Graduate Student Council (GSC)
for the School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Engineering.
Psychology Degree 411
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careers in psychology."