Fall 2017 Admission Deadlines:
Early Deadline: December 4, 2016
Final Deadline: January 4, 2017
Online Application (available mid-July): Applicants are strongly encouraged to have all application materials submitted by the final deadline. The MASPP program only admits for fall term.
*International applicants should submit application materials by December 4, 2016, as the international student office will need time to evaluate documents.
How to Apply
A completed MASPP application includes:
- Online Application - (select fall term)
- First, submit your online application. You will then upload your supplemental documents to your online application after your application is submitted.
- Additional documentation is required by the International Student Office.
- Please respond to essay prompt and upload with online application.
Letters of Recommendation
- 2 letters required; 3 letters strongly encouraged
- It is helpful to have 1 letter speak to academic abilities.
- You will submit your recommenders names and email addresses in the online application. DU will contact referees directly.
- Please be sure to provide current contact information to avoid any delays in processing your application.
Official Sealed Transcripts
- 1 official copy required from any institution where 2 or more credits were earned (this includes study abroad credits and college credits earned while in High School).
- Do not wait for final grades/degrees before sending transcripts; if you are offered admission, you will submit final transcripts then.
- Please mail your official, sealed transcript(s) to:
University of Denver
Office of Graduate Studies
Mary Reed Bldg., Room 5
2199 S. University Blvd.
Denver, CO 80208-4802
Electronic Transcripts: The University of Denver accepts electronic transcripts ONLY from these third-party agencies: Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript System (AARTS), Docufide/Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse, and Scrip-Safe. Electronic transcripts from the parties listed above can be sent directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. All other transcripts must be mailed to the address above.
- To have official scores sent to DU, please use School Code 4842
- General GRE required; GRE psychology subject test optional.
- GRE must have been taken within 5 years of application date.
- Applicants should take the General GRE no later than the last testing date in December of the year prior to potential enrollment.
- To schedule testing, call 1-800-GRE-CALL or visit GRE website.
- GSPP does not have GRE cutoff scores; we look for baseline scores near the 50th percentile or higher.
- Applicants for graduate study at the University of Denver must meet a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5 to be considered for admission. For applicants with an earned master's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution, the GPA from the graduate degree may be used to meet the GPA requirement.
- GSPP looks for an undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of around a 3.5.
- GSPP reviews each application in its entirety to determine all assets an applicant brings to the program. Please be sure to highlight your strengths if your GRE scores/GPA are lower than our baseline scores.
Resume/Curriculum Vita (CV)
- Please detail all relevant experiences in your resume/CV. *Having paid or volunteer experiences (i.e. coaching, playing sports, performance enhancement experience) is an asset.
- Upload this document during the online application process.
- Required of all graduate applicants whose native language is not English, regardless of citizenship status: 550 pBT; 80 iBT; or 6.0 IELTS
Re-Applying for Admission
- Please contact the Admissions Office immediately for assistance.
Review of Applications
In reviewing applications, we are concerned with the quality of the whole application, evidence of academic ability, quality of work done in the human service role, how referees view the applicants potential to become a professional psychologist, and how the applicant presents him or herself in answering questions on the Supplemental Application. Our aim is to enroll people who have an appreciation of psychology as a scientifically based discipline and sufficient emotional and social maturity to function effectively in applied professional work. Even though we do not require an undergraduate major in psychology, we expect applicants to have knowledge of and curiosity about psychological theory and issues.
Please contact the Admissions Office with questions by email or phone: 303-871-2908