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Each applicant must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and an undergraduate background appropriate for graduate study in the selected area of specialization.

Applicants to the graduate programs in English or History must, at the minimum, meet one of the following criteria for admission:

1. A GPA of 3.0 in the major or minor fields of study.

2. A minimum of five courses in the field of study with a minimum GPA of 2.67 and adequate scores in the GRE general test as determined by the department.

Applicants for admission to the graduate program in Psychology must complete the GRE General Test and submit official scores. They are expected to earn combined scores of at least 1000 on the Verbal and Quantitative components of the exam. In addition, they must at the minimum meet one of the following criteria for admission:

1. Successful completion of an undergraduate degree in Psychology with a GPA of 3.0 or better or a combination of undergraduate coursework and GPA deemed appropriate for full admission by the department.

2. A combination of undergraduate coursework and GPA deemed appropriate for provisional admission and completion of Psychology 500 Statistics in Psychology and Education with a grade of B or better.

3. A combination of undergraduate coursework and GPA deemed appropriate for provisional admission and a score at or above the 50th percentile on the GRE Psychology subject test.

All applicants for admission must submit the following materials to the Office of Graduate Admissions, Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, MD 21620-1197:

1. A $55 application fee (check payable to Washington College).

2. A completed graduate admission application form.

3. All official undergraduate and, if applicable, graduate transcripts.

4. A one to two page statement of purpose.

5. Two letters of recommendation and accompanying forms.

Applicants to the Psychology program must also submit the following:

6. Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general aptitude test results.

Departmental review of graduate applications begins upon receipt of all relevant materials by the Office of Graduate Admissions. Applications are processed on a rolling basis; however, applicants who wish to maximize their opportunity for admission should submit all materials at least two months prior to the semester in which they wish to begin coursework. Incomplete applications remain on file for a period of one year, after which they are discarded. The College notifies candidates of admissions decisions by mail. Candidates admitted to the program are expected to confirm their decision to enroll within two weeks. The College requires an enrollment deposit of $300 to reserve the student�s place in the Program. Enrollment deposits do not constitute a fee, but will apply toward future tuition charges. The academic departments reserve the right to attach provisions to admission to the graduate program.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester: August 1
  • Spring Semester: December 1
  • Summer Semester: April 15