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Developmental Psychology

Graduate Admission Requirements

Enrolling Now, Classes Begin October 23, 2017


A bachelor’s degree in Psychology or a related field is required for entrance into the program. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in order to be accepted as a matriculated student. It is strongly recommended that students have a working knowledge of statistics, research methods, abnormal psychology, personality, and development. Applicants not meeting these requirements may apply to the program, and may be accepted conditionally. This means that these students, without an appropriate academic background, would be allowed to take three of the first four courses in the sequence and must achieve a 3.0 to matriculate into the program.

All prospective students under consideration for acceptance into this program must undergo a successful interview with a member of the Graduate Admission’s Staff and must be formally accepted by the Director of the Graduate Program.

Please visit the MS in Developmental Psychology program page to learn about curriculum, faculty, program options, and more! 


In addition to the personal interview, applicants must submit the following documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  1. A completed application - Apply Now (Application fee is waived if you apply online)
  2. An original essay of at least 250 words on the topic "Why the MS in Developmental Psychology is important to me, my career goals, and my life and professional goals?"
  3. Undergraduate and graduate transcripts 
  4. Two recommendations (must be from outside the Bay Path Psychology Department) - Click Here to download the form
  5. Sign and return the Program Requirement Form - Click Here to download the form

Recommendation forms and official transcripts must be mailed directly to Bay Path University's Office of Graduate Admissions:

East Longmeadow Campus Mail to:
Bay Path University
Office of Graduate Admissions
588 Longmeadow Street
Longmeadow, MA 01106

Concord & Sturbridge Campus Mail to:
Bay Path University
Office of Graduate Admissions
521 Virginia Road
Concord, MA 01742