How to Apply

NOTE: We have made changes to our application process. All applications materials should be submitted online.

To be considered for admission, you must apply to both the Department of Psychological Science and to the Graduate School (U.S. citizens) or the Rinker Center for International Programs (international students). All application materials are to be submitted online by February 1st. All accepted students will begin their studies in August. Read the preparing to apply document before filling out the Information Form. You do not need to be formally accepted by the Graduate School before submitting your application for our department. We recommend that you complete the Information Page as soon as possible.

Instructions  

1. Apply to the Department of Psychological Science.

  • Step 1: Fill out the Information Form for the program to which you are applying. You will be asked for your contact information and the names and contact information of three individuals who have agreed to write letters of recommendations for you. You will receive an email with a custom applicant code and link to our application form.
  • Step 2: Fill out the Application Form and submit your professional statement/goals and CV. 

2. Apply to Ball State University. Do one of the following:

  • If you are a U.S. citizen applicant, apply to the Graduate School. Indicate that you are applying to the Department of Psychological Science’s Clinical MA Psychology program OR Cognitive and Social Processes program. Have your GRE scores and transcripts be sent directly to the Graduate School.
  • If you are an international applicant, apply to the Rinker Center for International Programs. Indicate that you are applying to the Department of Psychological Science’s Clinical MA Psychology program OR Cognitive and Social Processes program. Have your test scores and transcripts sent directly to the Rinker Center. We do not offer conditional admissions.

Questions? 

Graduate Program Admission Criteria

Our programs are competitive. We accept 16-20 students each fall: Eight for the Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and eight for the Master of Arts in Cognitive and Social Processes. To maximize your chances of admission, please see the selection criteria used by the Graduate Committee.