Program Requirements

Psychology program application requirements: 

  • GRE Scores 
  • GPA (Self-reported, see Graduate School Admission Requirements below)
  • Unofficial Transcript from undergraduate and graduate institutions (if applicable) 
  • CV
  • Personal Statement (see FAQs for requirements)
  • Writing Sample (not required, but suggested)
  • Three letters of recommendation


You can find additional information regarding the application process here:

In addition to psychology program application requirements, all applicants must meet both Graduate School and Departmental requirements.  Please refer the the information below for guidelines.

Graduate School Admission Requirements

  •  Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree from a fully accredited college or university. An overall undergraduate grade-point average of 2.75 (3.0 on all graduate work) is required by The Graduate School.
  • The University of Kentucky requires a minimum score of 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for all applicants whose native language is not English
  • Applicants, particularly those outside the U.S., should consult the Graduate School Website for Prospective Students for additional details at:


Departmental Admission Requirements

Unless certain courses are included in the applicant's background he/she may be requested to fulfill these requirements during his/her first year of study. The courses are:

  • One course in psychological statistics
  • One course from the following:
    • General experimentation
    • Sensation-perception
    • Learning
    • Animal behavior
    • Cognition
  • One course from the following:
    • Developmental
    • Personality
    • Abnormal
    • Testing
    • Social Psychology




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