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University of Toledo
Toledo, Ohio 43606-3390
Phone: 419.530.2717
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Application Procedure for the Experimental Psychology Graduate

Applying to the Program

To be considered for admission, you must submit your completed application package directly to the Graduate School (online), not to the Department of Psychology. Applications are received in the Graduate School and processed there before being made accessible to faculty in the Department of Psychology.

Applicants must satisfy general admission requirements of the Graduate School and should submit the following material:

  • A completed graduate school application form.
  • College transcripts showing all previous academic work and degrees. An up-to-date unofficial transcript may facilitate consideration, but an official transcript is needed.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores for verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing. The psychology subtest is suggested as well but not required. UT institution code = 1845.
  • Three letters of recommendation (electronic requests can be sent via the online graduate school application form).
  • A personal statement of research interests and career goals. In this statement it is also helpful to indicate which experimental faculty member (and research topics) most interest you.
  • An application fee of $45.00 paid by credit card with the online application ($75 for international students).

For full consideration, applicants should have their entire application submitted by January 15th. However, depending upon availability of openings, applications submitted past this deadline may still be considered.

Student Selection Information

When selecting applicants, we consider the student's academic qualifications (GPA, GRE scores, research experience, etc) and match to our program in terms of orientation, career plans, and interest in working with particular faculty members. We do not have specific cutoff levels for GPA and GRE scores. However, students can consult the section below on the Nature of Students Accepted in the Program for a general reference. The top ten or so applicants are typically asked to come for an interview. We set aside two days in February for interviews and applicants are invited to join us on one of those designated days.

Nature of Students Accepted into the Program

Typically, 4-6 students are accepted into the experimental program each year from a much larger applicant pool. Students accepted may possess either a bachelor's or master's degree, and they come from all regions of the United States as well as other countries. Students accepted over the last three years had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.65, and average GRE scores of: Verbal = 154, Quantitative = 152, and Writing = 4.68.

If you have any questions, or would like to visit the University of Toledo campus, please feel free to contact any of the Experimental Psychology faculty members, including myself. We would be happy to talk with you.

Dr. Jason Rose

Chair, Experimental Psychology Admissions Committee

(419) 530-2278

Last Updated: 8/8/17