The Catholic University of America

M.A. Admissions Requirements

While there is no deadline for applying to the Psychological Science M.A. program, we encourage applicants to submit their materials by mid-April. We have a rolling admissions policy, so we encourage early submission of application materials.

Please use the online application.

Application requirements:

     1.  Transcripts of all undergraduate (and graduate) work.

Note: Unofficial transcripts are required for application review.  A pdf scan of an official transcript is preferred.  Official transcripts will be required prior to enrollment if accepted.
2.    Report of GRE General Test scores is required.  The Subject Test in Psychology is recommended but not required.  GRE scores must be sent directly to the CUA Office of Graduate Admissions from the testing service and cannot be attached to the online application.  CUA's test code is 5104.
3.    Personal statement: a two- to three-page statement describing relevant background and reasons for seeking the Psychological Science M.A. degree at CUA.  
Note: use the "Statement of Purpose" link in the Arts and Sciences Documents section to upload your personal statement essay.
Also: ignore the instructions regarding statement length on the online application website.  Instead, please follow the above stated requirements.
4.    Three letters of recommendation. 
Note: in the online application, you will be providing the names and contact information for those writing your letters of recommendation.  CUA will email these individuals and provide a link for each of them to complete a recommendation form online and upload their letter.
5.    Curriculum Vitae
Note: Upload this in the Employment Information section.

Although the online application has a link for a Writing Sample (in the Arts and Sciences Documents section), this is not required.   

Additional information can be found through:

Office of Graduate Admissions(
The Catholic University of America
Washington, D.C. 20064
(202) 319-5057




The Department requires the following scores on tests of language skills.  If you did not achieve a minimum of one of the following scores, it is highly unlikely that you will be accepted for admission.




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