Applying to the Experimental Program

Priority admission will be offered to applicants who have all application materials submitted to the Graduate College by February 15. ** Priority admission** includes applicants who are interested in graduate assistantships. Applications will be accepted on a space-available basis until April 15.



  • A complete online application.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Although there is not a required minimum GRE score, the majority of students admitted into the Psychology graduate program have a GRE score of at least the 40th percentile for both Verbal and Quantitative subtests;
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher;
  • Three letters of reference with at least one submitted from a faculty member in the Psychology Department from which the student graduated (two preferred);
  • Official transcripts of past work;
  • A two-page statement of why you are interested in a specific concentration in psychology and future plans; include as part of your statement information regarding your research interests and list 2-3 members of the Experimental faculty with whom you might be interested in doing research, if admitted.
  • Applicants must have completed a minimum of 18 semester hours of undergraduate psychology coursework.

If you have questions about the application process or financial aid, please contact:

College of Graduate Studies and Research
Buchanan House PO Box 6928
Radford, VA 24142
(540) 831-5431

If you have questions regarding the Experimental Program, please contact:

Dr. Pamela Jackson
Department of Psychology, Box 6946
CHBS 5119
Radford University
Radford, VA 24142
Office Phone:(540)-831-5116