Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When are applications due?

A. Application Deadlines.

Q. What are the application requirements?

A. Our Office of Graduate Admissions is available to explain the application requirements and to help you get your application together. You may contact them by submitting a request for information or by phoning (203) 254-4184.

Q. Do I need to take the GREs?

A. The GREs are not required, though they can be used to waive the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (formerly Praxis I) admission test. You can also waive the Praxis Core testing requirement with your SAT scores.) The waiver application, Form ED 192, is available at

Q. How much does it cost?

A. Tuition and fees for our graduate programs

Q. Do I have to be a full-time student?

A. Most of our students attend full-time, however our M.A. program is designed to accommodate students who want to attend part time because many students are working at least part time. During the C.A.S. program, students must attend full-time.

Q. When are courses offered?

A. Most of our courses are offered in the evening and a few are offered on the weekends. Weekday courses generally meet once a week for two hours. Weekend courses tend to be full day courses that meet for four or five weekends or weekend days over the semester.

Q. What is the average class size?

A. We keep our classes small. The typical maximum class size for the MA program is 20, but class sizes for the CAS program are typically about 12.

Q. Do I need to have earned an undergraduate degree in psychology to be eligible for admission?

A. Our students come from a variety of undergraduate backgrounds, which adds to the richness of our interactions in class. However, if a student has an undergraduate degree with a major other than psychology, there are course prerequisites that must be fulfilled.

Q. How long does it take to complete the degree?

A. Students who attend full-time take 9 credits each Fall and Spring semester and up to 6 credits in the summer sessions. For full-time students who start in the Fall semester, the program can be completed in about 2 years. For students who attend part-time, the time will vary based on how many courses are taken at a time. Students are required, however, to complete their degree within 6 years after they begin their first course.

Q. What financial aid is available?

A. Our financial aid office can best answer that question for you. You may reach them by phoning (203) 254-4125 or by e-mailing them, and you can visit the Graduate Financial Aid website.

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