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, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, disability, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, or employment status.

Admissions Criteria

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.

How to Apply

Application Deadlines

NYGSP offers admission on a rolling calendar basis. Our application deadlines are intended to ensure that there is enough time to complete the application/interview process before the semester begins. Applications received after the deadline may be considered for the following admissions cycle.

NYGSP application deadlines:

  • Fall semester (September start) – August 1
  • Spring semester (February start) – December 15

Applications are available through our Online Application Portal.

Please submit the completed application form using the Online Application Portal or by mail along with the following:  (1) a brief statement explaining your interest in studying psychoanalysis, (2) a sample of your academic writing, and (3) the $100 application fee.  Additionally, please arrange to have the following materials submitted on your behalf:  (1) official academic transcripts (bearing the seal of the college or university) and (2) two letters of recommendation.  The next phase of the application process is two interviews by members of the faculty.  Please note that neither the GRE nor the Miller Analogies Test is required.

Please allow as much time as possible for us to process your documents.  Applications for the fall semester should be submitted no later than August 1 and applications for the spring semester should be submitted no later than November 30.  If there are extenuating circumstances, it may be possible to extend these deadlines.

Online Application Portal

Letter of Reference Access Waiver [124 KB PDF file]
This form waives the applicant’s rights to view the letter of reference under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA).

Contact Admissions

To learn more about our program or the application process, please schedule a time with an admissions advisor.