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Admissions Requirements & Application Process

The application process for Fall 2019 has closed.  Please be sure to review the list of required documents below when preparing for the Fall 2020 application cycle.

To prepare for the Fall 2020 application cycle:

  • Take the GRE (Graduate Record Exam). The GRE General Test (verbal, quantitative, analytical/writing) is required of all applicants. The GRE Subject Test is not required. Applicants should take the general exam no later than April 1st to allow time for the official results to arrive before the May 15th application deadline.  It can take up to 5 weeks for us to receive results, please plan accordingly as we do not receive electronic scores. The code for the University of Oregon is 4846 and the code for the Department of Psychology is 2016.  Both codes must be used.  Lack of official GRE scores is the top reason for incomplete applications.
  • Take the TOEFL (international applicants only). Foreign students for whom English is a second language must have their TOEFL scores sent directly to the University of Oregon. The Department of Psychology and University of Oregon require a minimum score of 575 for paper-based test OR 88 for the Internet-based (iBT) version OR 7.0 for the IELTS exam. Please have official results sent to the University using Code 4846.
  • International Applicants, please review information provided by our University’s Graduate School regarding required documentation here.
  • Assess your interest in our professors. While completing the departmental online application, you will select up to three Psychology Professors whose research is of particular interest to you. To help with this process, please look over their websites to learn about their research interests and read some of their publications. Not all of our professors are accepting master’s students for fall, please review their research interests for the latest information.  See Research Interests of our Faculty.
  • Review the Individualized Master’s Program Description.

Required Application Materials for Fall 2020 (all materials must all be received by the application deadline of May 15, 2020):

  • The application for the Individualized Master’s Program for Fall 2020 will become available on this site during the first week of April 2020.  *Important:  As you begin the application, please be sure to select “Psychology – Masters” as your Major and “Master’s Degree” for the Degree Type. Note:  Please keep your login credentials (username and password in a safe place as you can continue to work on your application until your payment is made or the May 15th deadline passes.  When you submit the application, a $70.00 non-refundable fee is collected by the Office of Admissions ($90.00 non-refundable fee for international applicants).  Once submitted, you can return to your application to monitor the receipt of your letters of recommendation and official GRE scores.
  • Three letters of recommendation. The online application requests contact information for each reference (name, position, institution, email address, phone number). References will receive an email from us inviting them to fill out our online reference form and upload their letter of recommendation. After submitting your application, you can return to your application to view which letters have arrived and send remember emails to those not yet received.
  • Personal Statement/Statement of Purpose. Upload as a PDF your 2-4 page document. This should (a) discuss your main research interests, ideas and questions; (b) explain how your experiences (e.g., professional work, research, volunteering) so far informs your interest and future goals; (c) state why you believe the University of Oregon is a good place for you to continue your education; and (d) discuss how your plan of study relates to the research interests of the faculty you would like to work with.
  • Curriculum vita/Resume. Upload as a PDF your curriculum vita/resume.
  • Writing sample. Upload as a PDF a recent class paper, thesis, or article.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.
    • Upload as a PDF your unofficial transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.
    • You will also need to send official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended to: Office of Admissions, 1217 University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97403-1217.
  • Official GRE scores. Upload as a PDF your GRE report and request that ETS send official results to us (we do not receive scores electronically). We only require the general GRE, not the subject test. To have your results mailed to us, please use Institution Code 4846 and Department Code 2016. The official results must reach us by the May 15th deadline.  It can take up to 5 weeks for us to receive results, even for the computer test.  Please plan accordingly.
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores (International applicants only). Upload as a PDF your TOEFL or IELTS report and have official results sent to Institution Code 4846.  A minimum of 88 on iBT or minimum of 7.0 IELTS required.
  • International Applicants, please review information provided by our University’s Graduate School regarding required documentation here.

Information on application fee waivers is available via the Graduate School’s website.  Waiver requests must be made at least ten business days prior to the application deadline.

You might also consider reviewing the Cost of Attendance located on the Registrar’s website.

Information on the Committee for an Inclusive Community (CIC) website.

Information on housing and available via the Housing Department’s website.  Information on child care is available at website.

Information on required immunizations is available via the University Health Center’s website.

Information about Eugene website and Lane County website.

For information about the Psychology Program or the application process, please contact:

Graduate Secretary
Phone: (541) 346-5060