Macricostas School of Arts & Sciences

Psychology Department

Admission Requirements

Applicants who wish to be admitted to the M.S. in Addiction Studies must submit the following materials to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  1. Application for admission to the Office of Graduate Admissions and a $50 application fee. Online application:
    WCSU Graduate Program Applications
  2. Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education at time of entry into the program.
  3. One official transcript mailed to the Office of Graduate Admissions from each college or university previously attended, including all earned grades and degree
  4. Applicant’s cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) must be at least a 3.0 for admission consideration into program.
  5. It is preferred for students to have skills (e.g., completed coursework) in the following areas. Such courses are not required. Applicants should specify the relevant courses or experiences they have completed.
  • research methods in the behavioral sciences
  • basic understanding of the DSM-5
  • applied experience in psychology or a related field
  • psychological statistics
  1. An interview with the department admissions committee.