Department of Psychological Sciences

Graduate Application Requirements

The GRE requirement for Fall 2021 admissions is waived for all doctoral (PhD) and master’s (MS) programs in the Department of Psychological Sciences.

Application Deadlines

December 1

February 1

February 15


Application Requirements

Complete Auburn University’s Graduate Application online. 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 discipline of psychology, 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. Please specify faculty who best match your research interests. 
      • For Clinical, 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 2021 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. 
    • 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
    • The GRE requirement is waived for Fall 2021 applications. Do not submit scores.
  • TOEFL or IELTS
    • For international students only: TOEFL scores (including Speaking Section) or IELTS scores must be sent directly to the Graduate School from ETS.
  • Application Fee
    • $60 application fee ($70 for international students)


Download detailed instructions for completing the graduate application here.


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Last Updated: October 21, 2020