Application Procedures for the Individualized Masters Program

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The Individualized Masters Program includes the following research areas:  Cognitive/Neuroscience/Systems, Developmental, Social/Personality.  We do not have a clinical program on the masters level.

This program is designed to provide advanced training for a small number of individuals who have a clearly focused research interest and an academic plan.  Unlike other master's programs, this program is not designed for general master's level training in psychology.  We expect persons entering the master's program to be highly self-motivated, with the goal of acquiring conceptual and research skills appropriate to their own work plans.

To prepare for the application process, please assess your interest in Psychology Department faculty research. Look over their websites to learn about their research interests and read some of their publications so you are familiar with their research. See Faculty Research Interests or view the "List of Faculty Research Interests" attachment below for the latest on faculty availability.

The University of Oregon Graduate Application and the Psychology Department Application have now been combined into one general application.  A $50.00 non-refundable fee is collected by the Office of Admissions.

The application process for Fall 2014 is now closed.  To prepare for the Fall 2015 application process, the following materials must be received by the application deadline of May 15, 2015:

  • University of Oregon Graduate Application and Departmental Application. (will be available in late March 2015)
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Statement of Purpose. Typically this is a 2-4 page document. This should (a) discuss your main research interests, ideas and questions; (b) explain how your experiences (e.g., professional work, research, volunteering) so far informs your interest and future goals; (c) state why you believe the University of Oregon is a good place for you to continue your education; and (d) discuss how your plan of study relates to the research interests of the faculty you would like to work with.
  • Curriculum vita/Resume.
  • Writing sample. Typically a class paper, thesis, or article.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.*
  • Official GRE scores. Official GRE results are mailed directly from ETS via the US Postal Service. We only require the general GRE, not the subject test. To have your results mailed to us, please use Institution Code 4846 and Department Code 2016. The results must reach us by the May 15th deadline.  It can take up to 5 weeks for us to receive results, even for the computer test.  Please plan accordingly.
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores. International applicants only, minimum of 88 on iBT or minimum of 7.0 IELTS required. 

*Mail official transcripts to:  Graduate Secretary, Department of Psychology, 1227 University of Oregon, Eugene OR 97403-1227.

You might also consider reviewing the Cost of Attendance located on the Registrar's website.

Information on Housing and Child Care is available via the Housing Department's website.

The University's Work-Life Resources program provides information to assist students to effectively manage personal, family and community life with work and educational responsibilities.  website.

For information about the Psychology Program or the application process, please contact:

gradsecatpsych [dot] uoregon [dot] edu (Graduate Secretary)
Phone: (541) 346-5060

Individualized Master's Program Description83.89 KB
Faculty Research Interests (updated 8/13/14)325.31 KB