Master's application materials and Procedures


Procedures for applying to the master's experimental psychology program

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We have recently moved to a completely online application process.  All forms will now be submitted electronically when completing the online admission for graduate study at ISU.

There are several forms that are specific to application to the Master's program and they must be downloaded below.  Please save these forms, complete them, and upload them during the online application process.

The Master's-specific forms include:  a separate Application for Admission for the Master's program, a Personal Statement form, and a Recommendation for Admission form that will be submitted by your references.  Please follow the instructions below for applying to the Master's program.

  1. Download the following forms: 

   a.   Master's program Application for Admission

   b.   Personal Statement

   c.   Recommendation for Admission

  1. Complete the Application for Admission:  Experimental Psychology Master's Program form.  Be sure to complete all fields.  Enter scores for all GRE administrations.  Save the completed application.

  2. Complete our Personal Statement form.  You can either type your personal statement directly into the form, or paste your statement into the form.  Be sure to specifically state why you have chosen to apply to the Master's program in Experimental Psychology at ISU.  Save this form after completion, so that you can submit it during the online application process.

  3. Complete the top portion of the Recommendation for Admission form.  Save it, with your                                         information at the top, and email the form to each of your references before beginning the online application process.

    Explain to your references that they will be receiving an email from the ISU College of Graduate and Professional Studies requesting that they submit a letter of recommendation.  They should submit both their letter and this rating form when completing their recommendation.  Please ensure that your references have the rating form before beginning the online process; an automated request will be sent to your references immediately upon completing the application.

  4. Complete the online application for graduate study at ISU.  Be sure to submit the following items when completing your online application: a) Your application for admission to the Master's Program, b) your personal statement form, and c) your vitae.
    At the present time, the "UPLOAD DOCUMENTS" link is not appearing on the Supplementary Materials page of the online application.  This link appears on the confirmation page AFTER the application has been submitted.  For now, please submit your application and upload these documents once you reach the confirmation page.  We are sorry for the inconvenience, and hope to have this fixed as soon as possible.

Enter all required information.  Have the email addresses for your references available at the time that you are completing your application as you will need to enter them on the online application form.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Dr. Veanne Anderson, Director of the Master's Program,  You can also contact Emilie McFaddin, Student Services Assistant,

Applications for the Master's Program in Experimental Psychology are due by March 15.  Enrollment is only accepted for the Fall semester.

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