Application Process

Applications for Fall 2020 are now open.

Admission Requirements:

Undergraduate preparation for admission entails a B.A. or B.S. degree from a fully accredited academic institution.  Applicants must demonstrate that they possess academic potential for graduate study. Additionally, applicants must meet the general admissions requirements of the UCI Graduate Division. Selection for admission will be based on the following criteria:

  • A Minimum overall grade point average of 3.0 in undergraduate academic course work;
  • Three confidential letters of recommendation;
  • A Statement of Purpose (describing the applicant’s goals in seeking the Master’s degree and academic/research background and interests);
  • A Personal History Statement (describing the applicant's personal background. Only required for U.S. citizens and legal permanent U.S. residents)
  • A resume (noting relevant work/academic experiences).

​Please note that the GRE is not required for MLFP applicants. 

Once you have completed your online application and provided all materials listed above, the Admissions Committee will begin reviewing your packet. You are encouraged to apply as early as possible to ensure your space in the program.


How To Apply:

Applications must be submitted online through the UCI Graduate Division admissions page.

Online Application

Step 1. Online Application, Statement of Purpose, and Personal History Statement

Fill out the online application. Under the degree section, please select the Master of Legal and Forensic Psychology option from the drop-down menu in the School of Social Ecology.  Please note that the Statement of Purpose and the Personal History Statement are part of the online application, so please do not send separate writing samples. 

Step 2. Application Fee

Once you have finalized your application in full, press the submit button which then prompts you to pay the $120 domestic/ $140 international application fee using Visa or MasterCard. Application Fee can be paid by credit card only.
 
After submitting the application fee, your application will be submitted and you should receive e-mail confirmation. Please visit this page for more information about the application fee. Note: The fee for the international application is $140

Step 3. Three Letters of Recommendation

Provide Letter of Recommendation and Waiver of Access forms to the three people you have identified who can evaluate your academic and/or professional achievement, describe your strengths and weaknesses, and comment on your character, integrity and motivation. Letters that speak to your ability to perform in a post graduate academic program are especially useful. Letters of Recommendation must be uploaded digitally - paper LORs will not be accepted.
 
More information about the Letter of Recommendation process can be found here.

Step 4. Transcripts

Scan and upload transcripts to the online application from all institutions attended since high school.
  • Upload both the FRONT and the BACK side of the transcript.
  • Uploaded transcripts should be recent and include the following:
  • your name, dates of attendance, grades/marks received, credits and grading legend.
  • DO NOT seend official transcripts until they are requested.

Step 5. Resume

Upload your resume.


Technical Support

If you have any technical difficulties submitting your application, email webmaster@rgs.uci.edu or call 949-824-6363. Completed application files are reviewed by the faculty shortly after the close of the application cycle. Applicants can expect a decision within a few weeks after the faculty meeting.  All supplemental materials must arrive before or on the application deadline in order for application to be deemed complete and reviewed.