Applying to the Experimental Program

Students with completed applications submitted by February 15th will be eligible for priority admission including first consideration for graduate assistantships. However, 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