Criteria for Admission
We welcome applicants with baccalaureate and graduate degrees from all educational backgrounds. NYGSP does not discriminate in its admission policy or other aspects of its program against persons on the basis of race, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, or employment status.
Applicants submit to the Admissions Officer the completed application, fee and supporting materials, which include official copies of undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts, two current letters of reference, a statement about interest in the program, and an academic writing sample. Fluency in English is essential. Applicants who are nonnative speakers of English are required to submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Those educated outside the United States are required to submit transcripts to a credential equivalency service.
Following completion of the application file, applicants may be scheduled for interviews. The Admissions Committee considers readiness to work at the graduate level and applicants' motivation and potential to think independently and to deeply explore human nature, including self and others. Notification is timely, with admission granted on a rolling calendar basis.
Applicants who have completed graduate work in psychoanalysis may request equivalency at the admission interviews. Equivalency requests should be accompanied by documentation including syllabi of courses to be evaluated. Students seeking credit for hours with analysts who are members of the Society of Modern Psychoanalysts or members of comparable psychoanalytic accrediting bodies may submit their analysts' credentials for review. Prior and current hours with qualified training analysts may be counted toward the graduation requirement.