Graduate Programs Application

Master of Arts/ Masters of Science

The Psychology Department presently offers two master's degree programs, each with three unique concentrations. The Master of Arts in Psychology program has concentrations in Developmental; Mind, Brain, Behavior; and Social Psychology. The Master of Science in Psychology program has concentrations in Clinical, School, and Industrial/Organizational Psychology. All of these concentrations have been designed to meet specific academic needs and to qualify students for further study and/or vocational goals.

The new online application for the 2016-17 year will be available soon!

Letter of Recommendation Form


The Application Process

There are two applications which must be completed simultaneously.

The University Application

This must be filed with the Division of Graduate Studies. The University application can be obtained online at questions regarding the University application can be directed to the Division of Graduate Studies (415) 338-2234.

The Psychology Department Application

This must be filed with the Psychology Department. Departmental application will be online beginning for the 2016-17 admission window.  The application (and additonal instructions) will be available soon.

Department Application Filing Dates

The application filing dates for the three Master of Arts programs and the three Master of Science programs is February 1st. Application packets must be postmarked by the February 1st deadline, no exception. Late applications will not be reviewed.


Department Application Instructions

International Students

Inquiries about specific University application procedures for international students should be directed to International Admissions at (415) 338-1293 or at Graduate Division, prospective international applicant’s website: main-international.htm


If you submitted a Psychology Department application during the last admissions cycle and you wish to reapply, you must submit a new department application and indicate that you have materials on file.  You do not need to resubmit official transcripts, letters of recommendation, or your personal statement, however; you may replace any of these items if you wish.


  1. Department Application Form:


  2. THREE Letters of Recommendation:


  3. Unofficial Transcripts:


  4. GPA Requirement:

    The departmental application requires you to include your cumulative GPA from your degree granting undergraduate institution and your GPA from all undergraduate coursework in psychology. The Graduate Division requires you to have a minimum of a 3.00 GPA in your last 60 units to be considered by the university for acceptance.

  5. GRE Requirement:

    All of the psychology programs require the €œgeneral portion of the GRE. Request to have your official GRE scores sent directly to the University. To ensure you receive your scores in time for the application deadline, take the GRE test no later than the December prior to the deadline. For more information regarding the GRE visit /* Applicants to the School Psychology Program should include a hard copy of their GRE scores in their department application packet. */ Send Gre scores to the university code: 4684

  6. Submit a Complete Departmental Application