Psychology

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

How to Apply for a Psychology Degree

Applying to a GMU Psychology Graduate Program

Review George Mason University Application Requirements

  1. All applicants for graduate study at George Mason University must meet the admission standards specified in the graduate admissions chapters of the University Catalog, as well the additional psychology M.A. or PhD requirements.

Decide on a Concentrated Psychology Program

  1. Students interested in a graduate degree in psychology, must decide which program they prefer: Applied Developmental Psychology (M.A. or PhD), Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience (M.A. or PhD), Clinical (PhD only), Human Factors/Applied Cognition (M.A. or PhD), Industrial/Organizational (M.A. or PhD), School Psychology (M.A. only)

Contact Current Program Faculty

  1. After deciding on a graduate psychology program, contact current GMU faculty to discuss your academic interests, goals, specifics on the program, and research being conducted at GMU.
  2. Faculty within each program can be found on the psychology website.

Submit a George Mason University Graduate Application

  1. Follow the instructions on the College of Humanities and Social Sciences admissions page.
  2. Make note of different deadline dates depending on the program. International student deadlines are typically one month earlier than posted deadlines. International applicants' resources can be found here.
  3. Submit your application by the deadlines listed on the Admissions website.
  4. Forward any official transcripts to the Office of Admissions as stated in the application. DO NOT forward transcripts to the psychology office as this will delay the university review of your application and an admission decision.

Submit a Psychology Departmental Form

  1. Submit a psychology departmental form in addition to your Mason application. There are different forms for the Master's and PhD in psychology.

 

Applying to the GMU Psychology Undergraduate Program

Review George Mason University Application Requirements

  1. All applicants for undergraduate study at George Mason University must meet the admission standards specified in the undergraduate admissions chapters of the University Catalog.

Make Note of Application Deadlines

  1. Know how and when you would like to apply. Different applications have different deadline dates:
Fall ApplicationDeadline DateDecisions Begin to Mail
Freshman Non-Binding Early Action Deadline November 1 December 15
Freshman Honors College and University Scholars Consideration November 1 Mid-February
Freshman Merit-Based Scholarship Consideration November 1 Mid-February
Freshman Regular Decision Deadline January 15 April 1
Transfer Priority Application Deadline March 1 April 1
Mason Financial Aid Deadline March 1 Early April

 

Spring ApplicationDeadline DateDecisions Begin to Mail
Freshman Priority Application Deadline October 1 November 1
Transfer Priority Application Deadline October 1 November 1

Meet & Visit Mason

  1. Mason Admissions representatives travel to high schools around the country attending college fairs. See when they will be at a school near you!
  2. Visit Mason yourself! Tour campus, meet students and faculty, get a feel for what it is like to be a Mason Patriot!

Want more information?

  1. Visit the GMU Admissions Office's webpage for more information on how to apply. This page is separated for incoming freshman, transfer, non-degree, and international students.
  2. Still wanting more? Fill out the Information Request Form to receive more admissions information.
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