Entry Requirements

College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
Social Sciences Department
Master of Arts in Psychology

Applicants for graduate programs must:

  1. Complete the graduate application, by clicking here.
  2. Contact the Cashier's Office on St. Thomas at (340) 693-1437 or on St. Croix at (340) 692-4160 to pay the $25.00 graduate application fee
  3. Submit official transcript(s) from all previously attended colleges and/or universities. Official transcript (s) must be sent via one of the methods below:
    1. Mail (to your respective campus) or
    2. Through a secure electronic transcript exchange system (such as Parchment Services, National Student Clearinghouse, etc.) to graduateadmissions@uvi.edu
  4. Email personal statements, recommendation letters, and resumes to graduateadmissions@uvi.edu in accordance with the specific requirements for your program. NOTE: Recommendation letters should be signed and emailed or mailed to us directly from your reference. 


  • October 30 for Spring semester
  • April 30 for Fall semester


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university 
  • Undergraduate and graduate grade point average(s) of 2.5 or above, as reported on official transcript(s) mailed from issuing institutions. 
  • Completed application form and nonrefundable application fee. 
  • Three letters of recommendation. Ideally, two of these should be from former teachers, and should address the applicant’s ability to perform at the graduate level, as well as relevant experiences he or she has had with the applicant. 
  • A written statement of intent 
  • A plan of study approved by both the student’s advisor and the program director should be in place before the student begins formal coursework. 
  • In addition, students are required to have completed undergraduate coursework in lifespan human development, biopsychology, personality, and two semesters of statistics/methods. Students lacking sufficient background in these areas will be required to complete the appropriate coursework or demonstrate competency within the first year of study after admission to the program.