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Application Procedures

HSP Supplemental Application

All applicants to the HSP Program in Psychology must complete and upload the HSP Supplemental Application file as part of their application. Applicants will be able to upload the file at the last step of the Graduate School Application process.

The HSP Supplemental Application will ask applicants to:
1) specify the track(s) within HSP they are applying;
2) indicate the faculty mentor(s) with whom they want to conduct research and how your interests align with theirs;
3) list any coursework you feel highlights your preparation for graduate education in HSP;
4) briefly describe your current career goals; and
5) provide any additional information that may assist the Admissions Committee.

Important: for applicants who do not have a degree in Psychology (Bachelor’s or Master’s), the Supplemental Application is important as it allows you to demonstrate your preparation for graduate study ways such as: courses taken in Psychology, courses taken in Social Sciences, courses in Research Methods, research experience, practical experience, etc.

Effectively immediately, the GRE-Subject test is no longer a required component for application to the Human Services Psychology (HSP) Program (all tracks).
We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
If you have already applied to the HSP Program and wish for us to ~not consider~ your GRE Subject test scores, please email to notify us of this decision. Otherwise, we will consider all of the materials you submitted. 

The preferred method of application is through the online application forms available at the UMBC Graduate School website: The online application includes both the UMBC Application for Graduate Admission and the Supplemental Application for the Human Services Psychology program. The UMBC Graduate School website also includes a checklist of application materials. The deadline for application is December 1. Hard copies of all application materials can be obtained by contacting the Psychology Department at (410) 455-2567

HSP Supplemental Application