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Department of Psychological Sciences
Graduate Application Requirements

For applications for Fall 2024, GRE requirements vary by program. Updated information for each program appears below under the heading "GRE".

Application Deadlines for Fall 2024 Admission

(Fall is the only semester that students may start our programs.)

December 1, 2023*

February 1, 2024*

March 31, 2024*

*The system will not allow you to submit an application for Fall 2024 admission later than 11:59 pm EASTERN time on the deadline date. If you are in a time zone west of there, you will need to submit your application one or more hours earlier in your local time. For example, if you are in the Central time zone and have a December 1 deadline, you must submit no later than 10:59 pm Central time on December 1.

Application Requirements

Complete Auburn University’s Graduate Application online.  Important: When you click on this link to the online application, you must choose the "New Application System" in order to apply for any of our graduate programs.  If you instead choose the "Old Application System" it will not give you the option to apply for any of our programs for an upcoming semester.

To apply online, you will need the following: 

  • Statement of Intent **
    • Describe experiences (e.g., research, work in applied settings, relevant paid or volunteer work) that stimulated your commitment to the particular discipline of psychology for which you are applying, explaining the nature of your special interests, indicating your long-range objectives in pursuing advanced study in psychology, and stating your reasons for wanting to attend graduate school in psychology at Auburn University. For PhD programs, please specify faculty who best match your research interests. 
      • For Clinical and ABA there is no length limit but most applicants submit a 2 to 5 page (double-spaced) statement. 
      • For CaBS and I-O applicants, your statement should be no more than 2 pages and should be single-spaced. 
  • Diversity Statement**
    • Auburn University values diversity and inclusion. Please include an essay (maximum of one page, single-spaced) describing how your educational, professional, clinical (if applicable), or personal (e.g., cultural, economic or social) experiences prepare you to contribute to the department's emphasis on diversity and inclusion during your graduate career at AU. These contributions may come in the form of research topic, research population, clinical work (if applicable), professional service, personal perspective, and more.
  • Biographical and Education Background
    • Personal information and the names, dates of attendance, majors, GPAs, and degrees earned for all universities/colleges you have attended.
    • Unofficial transcripts should be uploaded**. Official transcripts are not required at the time of application.
  • List of Psychology Courses** 
    • A list of all psychology courses you have taken or will take by the end of Spring 2024 semester.
  • CV or Resume** 
    • The CV/resume is your opportunity to highlight your accomplishments including relevant research experience, publications, awards, volunteer work, and skills. 
  • Letters of Reference
    • Three letters are required (except for the online MS in I-O program, which requires two letters). 
    • You will need to provide the following information about each recommender: name, address, title, organization, relationship to you (professor, employer, etc), and email address.
  • GRE
    • Optional for Clinical Psychology PhD program
    • Optional for Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences PhD program
    • Recommended (General Test only) for Industrial and Organizational PhD program 
    • Not required for Industrial and Organizational MS program
    • Required (General Test only) for Applied Behavioral Analysis MS program 
    • For international students only: TOEFL scores (including Speaking Section) or IELTS scores are required and must be sent directly to the Graduate School from ETS. Please see the "detailed instructions" linked below for more information.
  • Application Fee

**Once you submit your online application, it is not possible to make changes to files that you uploaded with your application. Whatever is there at the time you submit your online application is what the admissions committee will see. 

Download detailed instructions for completing the graduate application here.