Admission Requirements


Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s degree or its international equivalent at an accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Admissions decisions are based on a number of factors, including academic degrees and record, written statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, test scores, and relevant work and experience.

Graduate StudentsAn undergraduate degree in Psychology is not required. For instance, an applicant with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics may be considered for the Quantitative Psychology program or, for the Social Psychology program, an applicant may have a degree in Sociology.

Our graduate programs are highly competitive. We seek talented people who can benefit from our programs and who show exceptional promise of making original contributions to the field of Psychology. Only a small number of applicants will be accepted and we encourage our applicants to apply to multiple institutions. Information regarding UNC Graduate School admission application statistics is online.