Applicants for admission to the Consumer/Industrial Research specialization must submit the following to the Office of Graduate Admissions:
Scores on the GRE verbal and math aptitude tests (Typically 500 is considered to be the minimum on each subscale)
A personal statement
Undergraduate transcripts (In recent years, GPA's of successful applicants ranged from 3.40 to 3.98)
Two letters of recommendation
A formal application
To receive full consideration for funded assistantships, applications must be received by February 15th. However, applications received after this date may still receive consideration for admission. Among the criteria used by the committee for selection are the usual indicators of academic promise-prior grades and test scores, as well as letters of recommendation-plus indications of particular promise based on skills, personal characteristics, and experiences relevant to work in the Consumer/Industrial Research specialization.
Additionally, the committee expects candidates to have completed at least eight credits in psychology and to have mastered the basics of statistical analysis. Preferred candidates will have a strong statistical background, prior experience, and a record of high achievement. An undergraduate degree in Psychology is not required.