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If you intend to use completed NDS coursework to strengthen your profile for graduate study, please contact the Director of Graduate Studies to determine your options. Completion of NDS coursework to fulfill prerequisites will not guarantee admission to the KU graduate program in psychology. However, students who have studied psychology and/or gained appropriate experience via self-study and who lack fulfillment of academic area prerequisites may consider applying to the department as NDS students to make up any gaps in academic study.

Application Deadlines:

  • Applications are accepted on a rolling-basis.

Application Materials:

  • A brief Personal Statement indicating your academic preparedness and personal or professional motivation for taking coursework in the Department of Psychology
  • Transcripts from all institutions from which a degree was obtained, or any institutions attended post-bachelors. A GPA of 3.0 or higher in undergraduate work is required for admission. Copies of official transcripts that you have opened may be uploaded to the application online and used for admissions consideration. If you are admitted, sealed, or official electronic transcripts showing degree conferral, if applicable, must be provided by the end of your first semester at KU. Send official, sealed transcripts to:

KU Visitor Center

1502 Iowa St.
Lawrence, KS 66045
  • Applicants who indicate English is not their native language: Proof of English proficiency, as required by the Office of Graduate Studies. Please send TOEFL and IELTS scores to KU Instition Code 6871.

Department Contact:

Katie Williams
Graduate Academic Advisor
College Office of Graduate Affairs