1. Standard Admission: Applicants must have a bachelor's degree with at least a 3.0 GPA from a recognized college or university. Undergraduate courses in statistics and research methodology are recommended. Typical admitted students have at least a 3.5 GPA and GRE 1100 verbal + quantitative scores (old GREs) and 310 total verbal plus quantitative for new GREs.
2. Admission through the B.A./M.A. Dual-Degree Program: Undergraduates at Rutgers University-Camden seeking admission to the master of arts (M.A.) in psychology program through the dual-degree program must be approved for entry by the graduate program director, whereupon they can take one graduate course in each semester of their senior year as an undergraduate at Rutgers-Camden. Those credits are paid for at the undergraduate tuition rate, and are counted toward both the undergraduate and master's degrees. Completion of graduate classes does not guarantee admittance into the program; students must still apply for admission to the M.A. program following the procedure for standard admission.
Admission decisions for the fall semester will be made beginning March 1 for the following semester, but earlier consideration may be requested by an applicant (e.g., if the applicant has an offer of admission from another program). Applications will continue to be accepted as long as places remain available in the graduate program. Applications should be submitted by February 28 for the fall semester if the applicant wishes to ensure full consideration for available financial aid fellowships. Students who wish to be considered for all forms of financial aid should file financial aid forms by March 1 (even if you have not yet applied for admission or have not yet been accepted).
On occasion, students are admitted for the spring semester; those seeking admission for the spring semester should contact the graduate director.
Applicants to the program must submit the following:
- Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
- Scores from the verbal and quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Examination
- Three letters of recommendation addressing the applicant's potential for graduate study in psychology. Preferably the letters should come from college professors who are familiar with the applicant's work, but if he or she has been out of school for some years, letters from nonacademic professionals such as work supervisors may be acceptable.
- A statement about the applicant's personal and professional
goals (including which psychology department faculty members the
applicant might be interested in working with, and in what areas of
research, if answers to these questions are known). To see
Work-in-Progress and Major Research Interests for Master's Thesis Supervising Faculty, please visit https://psychology.camden.rutgers.edu/faculty.
Applications may be obtained and submitted online at http://gradstudy.rutgers.edu.