Thomas Harriot College of Arts & Sciences

Department of Psychology

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Application Instructions for Graduate Programs in Psychology

The application process for our graduate programs is mostly the same across programs, but there are slight differences, so please be sure to read each section's instructions and information.

Deadlines for Application Submission:

  • Health Psychology (PhD): December 1st (all concentrations)
  • School Psychology (MA/CAS): January 15th
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology (MA): March 1st

Step 1

Complete the ECU Department of Psychology Supplemental Application.

This application is a required portion of your application and if it is not completed your application may not be reviewed. To complete the application you will need access to your college transcript(s) and GRE scores. Please note that you will need Adobe Reader 8 or later to be able to complete and save the document. You cannot complete the form in your browser! Additionally, when saving your responses please add your last name to the beginning of file name (e.g., "Smith Psychology Supplemental Application (2015).pdf"). Your completed supplemental application will need to be uploaded with your official graduate school application. If you have questions or concerns about your supplemental application, please contact the Graduate Program Director.

***Please check to make sure that your information has been save correctly in the .pdf file before submitting it!  Additionally, please note that this kind of form cannot be completed via a phone and can be difficult to complete via some tablets.  Additionally, do not try to complete the form via a web browser - use the free Adobe Reader.***

Step 2

Complete Health Psychology Ph.D. survey

If you are applying to the Health Psychology Ph.D. program in the Clinical Health or Pediatric School concentrations, take the survey found here


Step 3

Gather and prepare the materials outlined below and complete the ECU Graduate School application.

For additional information, go to the ECU Graduate School homepage. If you have problems or concerns with your application, please contact the Graduate School at or 252-328-6012.

A complete application will contain:

  • Your background information
  • The application fee ($75.00)
    • Some applicants may be eligible for waivers - questions about eligibility are in the application
    • Visa or Mastercard payment only
  • Letters of reference in support of your application
    • 3 letters for all programs except for the Industrial/Organizational Program (2)
    • Letters will be submitted through the application's electronic system
  • A statement of purpose (no page limits/word counts, formatting requirements)
  • GRE Scores (ECU's code is 5180, no need for the program code)
  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended
    • Submit electronically through a secure transcript service such as Parchment, e-Scrip or Avow to, or mail to the Graduate School at the following address: ECU Graduate School, 131 Ragsdale Hall, Mail Stop 570, Greenville, NC 27858