Apply to the Master of Arts (MA) in Psychology Program

Online Graduate Application
New Cohorts Begin every Fall and Spring

Thank you for considering William James College. Applicants are considered on their overall potential for successful performance in graduate level coursework as well as the potential "fit" with our programs and fields of study.

In the links below you will find application information to the MA in Psychology program. Transcripts should be sent to the Admissions Office to arrive on or before the set deadline. All other materials must be supplied electronically through your online application account.

Deadlines for Admissions

Application Deadlines for Spring 2020 (January Start):
Rolling Admissions on a space available basis.

Application Deadlines for Fall 2020 (August Start):
For Early ConsiderationWednesday November 27, 2019
For General Consideration: Thursday, January 2, 2020
Afterward, rolling admission on a space available basis

Click here for program's academic information.
Click here for application information.

Pre-Requisites

To qualify for admission an applicant must have completed a four-year undergraduate degree from an accredited U.S. institution (or its equivalent).

How to Apply

Apply Online. Use this link to fill out and submit your application online.

With the exception of transcripts and standardized test score reports all materials should be submitted through your online application account.

Transcripts should arrive directly to our Admissions Office from the issuing Registrar Office.

Please begin the process early as we will consider only those completed applications which arrive on or before the deadline.

International Applicants

An international applicant, that is, neither a citizen nor a permanent resident of the U.S., must meet our regular admission requirements, as well as those listed below.

If written in a foreign language, all transcripts and other documents must be accompanied by an official English translation and certification of equivalency to the American education system. Bachelor degrees that are three years in length will not be recognized as equivalent to a U.S. four-year bachelor degree by William James College. You can have both, the translation and equivalence certified by the World Education Service (WES). For detailed information visit www.wes.org.

Applicants who are non-native speakers of English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Please note that the TOEFL scores are valid for only 2 years.

Please be aware that this online program does NOT support student visas.

Application Materials
  • $60.00 Application Fee (non-refundable), $75.00 if applying to two programs. On the electronic application it is paid online before submission.
  • Completed application form
  • Curriculum Vitae or Résumé
  • Official transcript(s)

Please begin the process early as we will consider only those completed applications which arrive on or before the deadline. If you have questions or concerns about the electronic application process, please contact the Admissions office at info@williamjames.edu or 617-564-9376. Thank you

Curriculum Vitae or Resume
Please attach a current CV or résumé which includes the following: educational background; current activity; length and description of employment and/or training experiences; hours per week at each job or training site; names of supervisors at each facility; workshops and seminars attended; and any other professionally-related material (e.g., presentations, publications, etc.). You may also include any extracurricular activities or interests that you deem relevant.
Official Transcripts

Please request an official academic transcript from each undergraduate and graduate institution that you have attended. Paper transcripts or e-transcripts should be sent directly to William James College from the issuing registrar's office. We recommend that you request these documents as soon as you decide to apply for admission and to allow at least ten business days for the issuing registrar to process your request. If you have completed a semester abroad and these corresponding courses do not appear on your home institution's transcript with a letter grade, then you must provide a separate transcript for this period of study.

Paper transcripts must be addressed to:

William James College
Office of Admissions
One Wells Avenue
Newton, MA 02459

E-transcripts must be sent to info@williamjames.edu.

To arrive at William James College on or before the set deadline. Post marked on the deadline date is not acceptable.

All applicants who have attended a non-US institution of higher learning must provide an official translation and equivalency to US Higher Education of their academic record. William James College recommends that applicants contact World Education Services to request this service. For more information, please visit www.wes.org.

Test Scores

We do not require the GRE exam for this program. If you are an international student, you are required to submit your Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores.

Re-Applicants

A supplemental statement is required of all applicants who have previously applied for admission to a program. Your statement should reference the date of your prior application and the program to which you applied, as well as the circumstances that contributed to your decision to re-apply. You should also describe your personal and professional interim experiences that occurred following your past application. 

Previous admission files are kept on hand for a period of two years. Reapplicants may utilize any, or all, of the original application. However, we strongly recommend that you take the time to strengthen your original application, update your statements and recommendations whenever possible.

Selection of Candidates

Completed application packets are thoroughly reviewed by members of the faculty.

Each component of the application is an important part of the process. Although cutoff scores are not strictly applied, an undergraduate and/or graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is expected.