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Admission Procedures

Application Deadline

Fall 2019 Admission Deadlines:
Final Deadline:  January 4, 2019  

Applicants are strongly encouraged to have all application materials submitted by the final deadline.  The MASPP program only admits for fall term.  The sooner we have a completed application, the sooner our department can review your application.

*International applicants should submit application materials by December 4, 2018, as the international student office will need time to evaluate documents.

Application Resources

How to Apply

A completed MASPP application includes:

  • Online Application - create an account and select the following:
    • Start New Application
    • All Available Start Terms
    • Degrees and Certificates
    • Create Application
    • Under "Program Information" select
      • Graduate School of Professional Psychology
      • Major:  Sport & Performance Psychology
         
  • International Students
    • Additional documentation is required by the International Student Office.
    • Please see below for additional application requirements and Proof of English Proficiency requirements.

  • Essay Response
    • Please respond to the essay prompt and upload to the online application under "Supporting Materials" section.

  • Letters of Recommendation
    • 2 letters required; 3 letters strongly encouraged
    • It is helpful to have 1 letter speak to academic abilities.
    • You will submit the names and email addresses of your reference's through the online application.
    • An email requesting a letter of recommendation will be sent to your references upon entering their contact information.  Your references will be required to submit their recommendations online.
    • Please be sure to provide current contact information to avoid any delays in processing your application.

  • Transcripts
    • You will be required to submit one (1) unofficial transcript 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.
    • Upon admission to the program, each applicant must provide one (1) copy of official transcripts (signed
      and sealed) from all colleges/universities attended to the following address:
      Mailing Address:University of Denver
      Office of Graduate Studies
      Mary Reed Bldg., Room 5
      2199 S. University Blvd.
      Denver, CO 80208-4802

      If transcripts are sent electronically via Parchment or Ellucian, please have them sent them to [email protected]

  • GRE Scores
    • The General GRE test is required of ALL applicants.  The GRE Psychology Subject Test is not required.  To have official scores sent to DU, please use School Code 4842
    • GRE must have been taken within 5 years of application date.
    • If you have taken the GRE exam within the past 5 years, you may upload an unofficial copy of your scores now. If you have not yet taken the GRE, you may upload your scores after submitting your application by logging into your Application Status Page.
    • 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.

  • GPA Requirements
    • 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. 

  • TOEFL/IELTS 
    • 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

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