The graduate major in Psychological Sciences is offered jointly by the Department of Psychology in the College of Arts & Sciences and the Department of Psychology & Human Development at Peabody College. We offer training in five primary areas: Clinical Science, Cognition & Cognitive Neuroscience, Developmental Science, Neuroscience, & Quantitative Methods & Evaluation. In addition, students can participate in an interdisciplinary program in Social Psychology.There are 4 steps to follow to complete your application:
STEP 1: Complete Page One. At this point your application information will automatically be entered into our database. You will then receive your unique user ID and password via email. Please keep this information to use when logging back into your application.
STEP 2: Complete all Required Information. If you have logged off before completing all required information, use your password and ID to access your application again. Complete pages 2 and 3. You may log off and on as often as you wish until all required information is completed. Be sure to scan and attach your unofficial transcript(s) on page 2 of the application.
STEP 3: Officially Submit Your Application. Go to the bottom of page 3 to review the checklist of which required fields are completed and those which are not. Then, click the button at the bottom of page 3, “Submit Final Version for Review.” By officially submitting your application, you will let us know it is ready for formal review.
STEP 4: Submit Supporting Documents. The following documents are required to make your electronic application complete:
Test Scores: The GRE general test (Verbal, Quantitative and Analytical Writing) is required of all applicants. The Advanced test in Psychology or a related field is recommended but not required. TOEFL scores are required for international applicants only. Official scores are required; however, unofficial scores may be entered on page 2 of the application and are sufficient until the official scores arrive. Your scores should be sent to institution code 1871. The GRE Department code for this program is: 2016If you have applied previously to Vanderbilt University and wish to reapply,
Letters of Recommendation: (minimum of 3, maximum of 5) may be submitted electronically. When you enter your recommender’s email address (page 2 of the application), we will notify them via email and provide instructions on how to complete their recommendation.
Transcripts:We prefer you upload electronic copies of your transcripts on page 2 of the application. We will request your official transcripts only if an offer of admission is extended to you. If you cannot upload your transcripts, you may send your transcripts by mail to the address below, but uploading the documents is preferred.
you must access your previous record in order to create a new application,
under the "Re-Apply" heading of your Applicant Menu page.
For more information on graduate studies in Psychological Sciences at Vanderbilt, visit this web site: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/psychological_sciences
For specific questions about the program, please contact
Lydia Dumas (A&S) at (615) 322-0080 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ally Armstead (Peabody) at (615) 343-4963 or email: email@example.com
The final application deadline for submission of all materials is December 1.
Mailing address for paper documents:Psychological Sciences Program
230 Appleton Place
Nashville, TN 37203-5721
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