College of Arts & Sciences

Admission to the MS in Experimental Psychology

The Department of Psychology requires the following of all M.S. degree applicants:

  • Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree and completed a minimum of 18 credits in Psychology with at least a 3.0 (or B) grade point average. All applicants must have completed Introduction to Psychology, Psychological Statistics and Research Methods. Additionally, it is preferred that applicants considering a concentration in Behavioral Neuroscience have taken Physiological Psychology or the equivalent.
  • Official transcripts of all previous academic work
  • Official scores for the General Aptitude Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • International students must submit an acceptable Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score.
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the applicant's academic and research ability.
  • A personal statement of 300-400 words outlining your academic achievements, research interests, and career goals.

Students applying for admission to the M.S. program in Experimental Psychology must choose both a Track and a Concentration and state this in their personal statement:

Track Concentration
I. Empirical Research Thesis
A. Psychological Science
II. Non-Thesis/Literature Review
B. Behavioral Neuroscience

International applicants should review this page for additional requirements.

Applications are only considered for Fall admission; Review of applications begins April 1 and continues until July 1st.  The Department of Psychology encourages applicants to apply well before July for consideration of admission and possible assistantship opportunities. For more information on Graduate Assistantships available »

You may also visit our campus to learn more about the program.

Financial Aid Information

Click here for a summary of the loan options and graduate assistant-ships that are available for graduate students.

G.I. Bill Yellow Ribbon Program
Eligible veterans and active duty military personnel will receive a considerable contribution toward their tuition from the Veterans Administration and Seton Hall University. To learn more about this program and the eligibility requirements go to the GI Bill Website or contact Garland Foster, a financial aid representative, at garland.foster@shu.edu or (973) 275-2597.

Dr. Kelly Goedert
Associate Professor
Psychology

(973) 275-2703
kelly.goedert@shu.edu

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