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Admissions Requirements

Admission Policy

An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution is required. A major in psychology is preferred but not required. However, all students are expected to have at least an introductory-level understanding of psychological concepts, principles, and methods before entering. Students who have not had an undergraduate course in statistics will be required to take one before enrolling in P 608. Undergraduate academic performance, relevant work/volunteer experience, and the applicant's essay play a major role in admission decisions.

Admission Checklist

  1. Applicant holds a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or from a foreign institution that is recognized by its jurisdictional Ministry of Education
  2. Online Graduate School Application
  3. Official, final transcripts from all undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools attended submitted to the Graduate Admissions Office. Please note: Students currently enrolled in undergraduate study who have not yet completed their degree can submit an official transcript to date in order to receive a decision and will resubmit a final transcript prior to the start of classes
  4. Two (2) letters of recommendation- can be provided online during the application process.
  5. Resume/CV
  6. Personal Statement- Please submit a personal statement (1-2 pages) in which you describe the reasons for your interest in the Community Psychology Program

All materials not submitted online must be mailed to the following address:

Graduate Enrollment Office
University of New Haven
Echlin Hall, 2nd Floor
300 Boston Post Road
West Haven, CT 06516

**Applications are accepted on a rolling basis