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Department of Psychological Science

Admission Requirements

  1. An application to NKU's graduate program.

  2. A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.

  3. Official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate coursework.

  4. A one- to two-page statement describing how you became interested in IO psychology, areas of interest, the specific skills you want to develop through the program, and how a degree in IO psychology is related to your career goals and aspirations.

  5. Three reference letters from individuals who have known you in academic settings or supervised your work that comment on your potential to successfully complete a graduate program.

  6. Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores for the verbal, quantitative, and writing components of the GRE General Test.  The Psychology Subject Test is not required.

  7. Nine semester hours of psychology courses and one statistics course with a grade of B or above.  Courses other than psychology may satisfy the requirement, at the program's discretion.  Applicants may complete the required courses as a non-degree-seeking student prior to beginning the program.

  8. A current resume showing work experience, volunteer efforts, group activities, organizational membership and academic achievements.

If you hold a bachelor's degree, but are missing some admission documents, you may be considered for admission in a provisional status as space allows.

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