Admissions Requirements & Application Process


To prepare for Fall 2022, please review the information below.

If you need assistance, please contact Lori Olsen

A separate master's program of potential interest:  Online Master's in Psychology in the Center for Translational Neuroscience.

Information presented below is for the Individualized Master's Program in Psychology.

pre-application checklist

  • Review the Individualized Master's Program Description:

  • Find potential faculty mentors:

    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.  Learn more about our faculty and their research interests here
  • Take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE):

    As of January 21, 2021, GRE results are not required or accepted for Fall 2021 Individualized Master's Application process.  A decision on the GRE for the Fall 2022 application process should be known by January 21, 2022.
  • 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.
  • Review the Graduate School's required documentation (international applicants only):

    The application and submission procedures are available here on the University's Graduate School website.

application materials checklist

  • Online application form:

    The application link for Fall 2022 will appear here in early April 2022. *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.
  • 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:

    Limit your statement to 2-4 pages and upload in PDF format. 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.
  • Diversity statement:

    This will be uploaded as a PDF, please limit your statement to 500 words. This should discuss how you, because of your background, interests, or plans, will contribute to the diversity/inclusivity of our department and university.
  • 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 must also send official transcripts from all colleges/universities that you have (or soon will) received a degree to:  Office of the Registrar, 5257 University of Oregon, Eugene OR 97403-5257.  Official transcripts sent to Admissions will automatically be forwarded to the Registrar’s Office. See more information about Transcripts.
  • Official GRE scores:

    As of January 21, 2021, GRE results are not required or accepted for Fall 2021 Individualized Master's Application process.  A decision on the GRE for the Fall 2022 application process should be known by January 21, 2022.
  • Official TOEFL scores (international applicants only):

    Upload as a PDF your TOEFL or IELTS report and have official results sent to Institution Code 4846.


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

Graduate Secretary
Phone: (541) 346-5060