Includes “Frequently Asked Questions” about applying to graduate school and what to expect
Includes some of the graduate programs that psychology students often apply to at California State University, Northridge
Where do I get information on different graduate schools?
What is typically required?
2. Application to both the University AND Department
3. Letters of Recommendation (either in letter or form format)
4. Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Scores
5. Official Transcripts
6. Statement of Purpose
When are applications due?
Can I apply to a PhD program directly after completing my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology?
Yes. Applying directly for a PhD program may be more competitive but may suit your overall educational and professional goals. In preparation for this goal, you may want to obtain a high cumulative GPA, internship/volunteer experience, and research experience. Always refer to the website or contact person at a particular school of interest, in order to acquire specific knowledge of what would make you more prepared and competitive during the application process.
What does my GPA need to be in order to get into Graduate School?
Typically, graduate schools require a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA for admission. Please check with each university, as there may be exceptions made for students with a lower GPA.
Where can I get help with the process?
Faculty advisors are also available to discuss graduate school and the psychology profession.
Graduate Programs at CSUN: Related to Psychology
Master’s of Arts in Psychology
- Clinical Psychology
- Psychological Science
- Applied Behavioral Analysis
Master’s of Science in Counseling
- Marriage and Family Therapy
- School Psychology
- School Counseling
- College Counseling & Student Services
- Career Counseling
Some students also pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with goals of furthering their education in the fields of: