Loyola University Chicago

Department of Psychology

Frequently Asked Questions

What do you look for in a successful applicant?

Successful applicants typically have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, GRE scores of 600 or higher, and strong letters of reference. Considerable attention is also given to applicants' ability to articulate their research interests and career plans in their personal statements.

Do you fund all students in the developmental psychology graduate program?

For the most part, all students in our graduate program receive a Merit Award or Fellowship of some sort, or are funded through faculty grants. However, we will allow a student to enter our program without funding, provided they are accepted into the program.

How are students with merit awards assigned to faculty?

We try to match student and faculty interests as closely as possible, so that you will be assigned to work in a lab that most closely matches your interests. Although we cannot always do this, we feel that both the student and the faculty member benefit the most from this type of arrangement. Therefore, it is important to state your research interests in your personal statement on your application.

For even more information please view our handbook, or contact the Graduate Program Director, Dr. Denise Davidson, here.