Program Admissions

**The deadline to apply is January 15 (for admission in the Fall of 2018)

To apply, please click the following link:  UCF Graduate Admissions

Competitive Admission

Generally the program receives 100-115 applicants. On average, we accept 14 applicants annually. The number of applicants we accept is based on resource availability. To improve your chances of being accepted make sure you provide evidence of academic ability, motivated performance, knowledge of the field, and possession of core skills through a careful review of transcripts, GRE scores, letters of reference, goal statements and resumes or vitae. Careful preparation of these documents ensures the best chance of admission.

Application Requirements

For information on general UCF graduate admission requirements that apply to all prospective students, please visit the Admissions section of the Graduate Catalog. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.

In addition to the general UCF graduate application requirements, applicants to this program must provide:

  1. One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college/university attended.
  2. Official, competitive GRE score taken within the last five years.
  3. A bachelor’s degree with a major in psychology or a baccalaureate degree and completion of undergraduate psychology courses in statistics and research methods, and four additional upper-division courses (12 credit hours) in the core content areas of psychology, for a minimum of 18 upper-division hours in psychology.
  4. Résumé.
  5. Goal statement.
  6. Three letters of recommendation, with at least two furnished by college or university professors who are acquainted with the applicant.

Meeting minimum UCF admission criteria does not guarantee program admission. Final admission is based on evaluation of the applicant’s abilities, past performance, recommendations, match of this program and faculty expertise to the applicant’s career/academic goals, and the applicant’s potential for completing the degree.

Acceptance decisions are made only in the spring semester for admission in the fall semester of each year.