Submit your M.A. or Ph.D. application for the fall semester following the deadlines below.
To be considered for fellowships and departmental financial assistance, you must submit all application materials to the program and the Graduate School by the December 1 deadline.
If you're not seeking a fellowship or departmental financial aid, you have until March 1 to submit your application materials.
The admissions committee considers a variety of factors including your prior academic achievement, GRE scores, relevant employment and life experiences, personal statement, letters of recommendation, and compatibility of your clinical and research interests with those of the program and faculty. Although interviews are not required, you may be called by the program for more information.
When you hear back from the program will vary based on the date you applied and the volume of applications received. All applications will be reviewed by the end of March. For updates on the status of your application, visit ApplyYourself or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Graduate School makes the official admissions determination and will inform you of their decision via the email address provided on the ApplyYourself online application.
“I joined the Educational Psychology department because it offered an applied study of psychology along with a focus on real-world issues. The faculty are leaders in their fields, and they provide an exceptional learning environment, in both the classroom and research labs.”
Interests: Personal qualities and stereotype threats that may inhibit success in adults, how social psychological interventions can promote healthy self-concepts and interrupt damaging recursive cycles that perpetuate negative stereotypes
Work: Anthony owned a small business for 10 years, where he worked with a wide array of professionals in a health setting. He was awarded a national grant he currently uses to better understand the internal struggles in learning and comprehension, particularly within underrepresented college students. Through psychology and research, he is working to narrow the achievement gap in colleges across the country.
Required fields: Personal Information, Application Information, Educational Background, Languages, Awards and Activities, Employment/Residence Information, Financial Support, Applicant Statement #1 (Statement of Interest), Program Supplementary Information and Recommendations.
Optional fields: All other fields or application materials are optional, but will be taken into consideration if submitted.
Complete the program application form and upload it in the Program Supplementary Information section of the ApplyYourself online application under 'Graduate Program Additional Application.
Unofficial transcripts or academic records should be uploaded directly to the online application. International students should also upload an English translation if the transcript is not in English. Please do not mail in paper copies of your transcripts, there is no need for official transcripts or academic records for initial review.
If you are admitted, the University will then request official copies of this material.
Three letters of recommendation are required. Recommendations should be from professors or others who are able to comment on your educational and professional goals and potential.
You must input the names and contact information for each recommendation provider in ApplyYourself.
The GRE (General Test) is required for all applicants and must have been taken within five years of date of application. You do not need to take any GRE subject tests. Due to the length of processing time all applicants should take the GRE test no later than the October testing date to meet the December application deadline. Be sure to request that ETS send your scores to the University of Minnesota Graduate School (using institution code 6874).
Students whose native language is not English are required to submit English Language proficiency scores.
Upload a statement (not to exceed three double-spaced pages) to your application, outlining your interests and professional goals. This statement is an integral part of your application and will be weighted heavily in its evaluation. You should include, minimally, the following points:
Upload in the Program Supplementary Information section of the ApplyYourself online application under “CV/Resume.”
Upload publications and articles in the Program Supplementary Information section of the ApplyYourself online application under “Writing Samples.”
Submitting the diversity statement is optional, however, you are encouraged to submit a statement (per the instructions provided in ApplyYourself) if you feel that submitting such an essay will add important information to your application.
You may upload a brief statement explaining any extenuating circumstances that may have affected your grades or your test scores.
If you wish to be considered for a Common Ground Consortium fellowship for African–American students, please be sure to indicate this on your program application, and then upload a statement briefly addressing the following question: Given that the University of Minnesota is a public grant institution, it is imperative that CGC scholars can both benefits personally from their membership in the program as well as further the university’s founding mission to contribute to scholarship that benefits the local and greater communities.
Please describe how your participation as a CGC scholar would do the following:
Visit the College of Education and Human Development's Finance and Funding page for information on tuition.
Submit your application materials by Dec. 1, and you’ll automatically be considered for Graduate School fellowships and departmental awards based on scholastic achievement. Notification of awards will be sent in March.
Get paid to work as a teaching assistant, graduate instructor or research assistant. Graduate assistantships are available through the department, College of Education and Human Development, and the University.
Note: Applicants who complete their applications by the March 1 deadline will be less likely to receive graduate assistantships than students who meet the Dec. 1 deadline.