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Program Pages and Application Deadlines

Clinical Psychology: December 1st, 2014
School Psychology: January 15th, 2015 (Ph.D. and M.S.)
Behavioral Science: January 6th, 2015

Application Submission

Applications are completed online. The online application is managed through the Graduate School. When you complete the online application through the Graduate School, you will select the program to which you are applying, i.e., Clinical Psychology, School Psychology (M.S. only or the Ph.D. program), and Behavioral Science (listed in the application as Experimental Psychology). Admission to URI must be offered by the specific program to which you are applying and by the Graduate School. A list of all the materials you will need to complete an application is presented below.

NOTE: Although application materials are the same for each program, there are slight variations in how the materials should be prepared. Please see the specific admission pages of the program of interest for more information.

Application Materials

  • Online application
  • Application fee, $65 (paid online)
  • Personal Statement (Written in the online application. Refer to individual admissions page for each program for further information).
  • Official transcripts from every undergraduate and graduate institution you attended (submit online)
  • Three letters of recommendation
    • The Graduate School's admissions criteria mentions having only two letters, but the Psychology Department requires an additional letter (submit online).
  • A copy of your Curriculum Vitae/Resume (submit online).
  • GRE scores (the Advanced Test in Psychology is not required by any of the programs).
    • URI school code: 3919
    • Please note that it can take ETS up to six weeks to process and mail your GRE scores after you take the test. If you have already taken the test and have your scores, please note that it can take ETS up to four weeks to send score reports. Please plan according to the program deadlines when requesting the report of your test scores.
  • TOEFL scores (for international applicants)
    • URI school code is the same as listed above under the GRE scores section.
    • Suggested times to take the test are the same as listed above under the GRE scores section

Additional Information/Contact Information

University of Rhode Island
Psychology Graduate Admissions
10 Chafee Rd., Room 306
Kingston, RI 02881-0808
Alternate: (401)874-5130
University of Rhode Island
Graduate School, Quinn Hall
55 Lower College Rd., Suite 2
Kingston, RI 02881-0808