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Washington State University
College of Arts and Sciences Department of Psychology

Graduate Program FAQ

Here you will find the most commonly asked questions regarding Graduate Studies in the Department of Psychology.

GRE Scores are not required for Fall 2025 admission for the Experimental Program. GRE scores are optional for Fall 2025 admission for the Clinical Program as is the GRE advanced subject test in Psychology.

How soon can applications be submitted?

September 1st to December 1st.

Are students accepted more than once a year?

No, only beginning Fall semester.

Is the GRE subject test required?

No, only the GRE general test. Subject test scores will not be reviewed.

What is the coding for the University and Psychology Department (ETS and GRE scores)?

GRE Scores are not required for Fall 2025 for the Experimental Program Admission and are optional for the Clinical Program Admission including the GRE advanced subject test in Psychology. 
Institutional code: 4705
Clinical Program code: 2001
Experimental Program code: 2007

Do you know who is recruiting students?

Clinical faculty recruiting for Fall 2025
Experimental faculty recruiting for Fall 2025
Please contact the faculty member(s) you are interested in working with to find out if/when they are accepting new students.

If accepted to the Graduate program, who is eligible for assistantships?

All students who are accepted will be offered an assistantship.

Where can I find the online Graduate Application?

You can find more information about the application at the following here: Graduate School Application Process

Where do I have my official transcripts sent?

Graduate School Admissions
PO Box 641030
Pullman, WA 99164-1030

Where do I get answers about submitting letters of recommendation or official transcripts?

What format should my personal statement be in?

Your personal statement should be single spaced and no longer than 2 pages.

I have questions that are not answered here, who should I contact?

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