Criteria for Admission
Faculty and master degree students conduct a monthly open house. This is an opportunity for prospective students to ask questions they may have about the program and to tour the landmark townhouse.
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, 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. Applicants who are non-native speakers of English may be asked to submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Those educated outside the United States also 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 to the Dean for review. Prior and current hours with qualified training analysts may be counted toward the graduation requirement. Upon review, an additional modern training analysis may be necessary.