Admission Requirements

The department receives approximately 300 applications for graduate admissions each year.  On average, 25 students are accepted, of whom about 12 choose Northwestern for their graduate studies.

The average Verbal GRE score of students admitted to the department of psychology is 165. The psychology subject test is not required, but is strongly recommended.

For admitted students, the average GPA from their Junior and Senior years in college is 3.50. Undergraduate psychology courses are not required, but we do recommend that those without a psychology background take some general psychology courses.

Note to International Applicants

The minimum TOEFL score for admission is 577 for the paper-based test and 233 for the computer-based test, 90 or higher on the internet based test.