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Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in Psychology, Criminal Justice, or related field, and must have satisfactorily completed undergraduate courses in Statistics and Research Methods. To apply, students must submit the following items to the Office of Graduate Admission:

  1. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  2. Letter of Intent (two double-spaced pages maximum) describing your interest in Forensic Psychology, career goals and how you can positively contribute to the graduate program at Roger Williams University
  3. Official report of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores sent directly by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to the Office of Graduate Admission. The ETS School Code for Roger Williams University is 3729
  4. Three letters of recommendation attesting to your potential to succeed in graduate school. All three letters should come from academic sources (professors) who can speak to your performance in the classroom and research (if applicable). You should select recommenders who know you well, can speak about your character and work ethic, and can attest to your ability to handle graduate level coursework. Recommendation letters should not be submitted from personal friends or family members. 
  5. Research Writing Sample, generally of 10 or more pages in length, demonstrating your ability to prepare, execute, and present your research. A junior research proposal is acceptable to satisfy this requirement.
  6. If your first language is not English, an official report of TOEFL or IELTS results
  7. Completed application form accompanied by the $50 application fee

Application Deadline: March 15th

International applicants should also read through this page for additional requirements.

All documents to be mailed should be sent before March 15th directly to:

Office of Graduate Admission
1 Old Ferry Rd.
Bristol, RI 02809

Have questions about the application process? Visit the How to Apply page from the Office of Graduate Admission.