Application Procedures

If you do decide to apply to our program, you will need to provide us with certain information and Graduate Admissions with other information (mailing addresses listed below).


Psychology Application Procedures:
  1. A letter of application. The letter of application should include: (a) your interest in an assistantship, (b) a brief description of your ultimate career goals, and (c) a brief summary of your credentials, (e.g., GPA in Psych, GRE scores, research experience, publications/presentations, practical experience, etc.). The three letters of reference should be from individuals who can assess your potential as a graduate student in psychology.

  2. A vita

  3. 3 letters of reference.

Your letter of application and the letters from your three references should be sent directly to the Graduate Coordinator. In addition, send copies of everything sent to Enrollment Services (unofficial copies are acceptable). Send these to the following address:

Paula Varnado-Sullivan, Ph.D.
SLU Box 10831
Hammond, LA 70402 


Graduate Admissions:
  1. Official transcripts from all the universities that you have attended,

  2. Official GRE score reports

  3. A completed "Application for Admission" form

  4. Completed immunization form

  5. The application fee

All these items should be sent directly to the Office of Admissions; however, we would appreciate a copy of the completed "Application for Admission" form along with your application letter. This information should be sent to:

Enrollment Services
Graduate Admissions
SLU 10752
Hammond, Louisiana 70402-0752 


Application Deadlines:

To be assured of consideration your application must be completed (this includes all reports of GRE scores, transcripts, letters of recommendation, etc.) by March 15 for entry in the fall semester and October 15 for entry in the spring semester. Applications after the departmental dates will be considered; however, since the department does limit the number of students admitted, there is a danger that all of the openings will have been filled. 


Admissions Requirements:

Our admission requirements include the following minimum standards for consideration for admission to the program:

  1. have an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 (2.5 for conditional admission) on all psychology courses taken

  2. complete a minimum of 18 hours of undergraduate work in Psychology (or Educational Psychology) which must include a statistics course and a general experimental (research design) course

  3. Submit a GRE score for the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE. A GRE score for the psychology subject test is not required but may offset a low combined verbal and quantitative score. ETS has changed the GRE scoring methodology, please check with your graduate advisor for details regarding GRE score minimums required for admission. In order to insure the highest level of instruction, we cap the program at a total of 20 graduate students; thus, we cannot necessarily accept all of the students who apply even though they meet the minimum requirements.

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact the graduate coordinator at 985/549-5535 or by email at