How to Apply

International Applicants click here

BGSP welcomes applicants with baccalaureate and graduate degrees from all educational backgrounds.

BGSP does not discriminate in its admission policies or in other aspects of its programs against persons on the basis of race, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, color, creed, national or ethnic origin or employment status.

To apply to the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, click here to download your application and mail with the following required application materials to:

Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis
Attn: Admissions Department
1581 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02446-4602
USA


Application Deadlines

BGSP offers admission on a rolling calendar basis.  However, we do have priority application deadlines in order to ensure that there is enough time to review your application.  We particularly encourage international students to apply by the priority deadline because we are aware of additional time needed for visa processing.

Priority Deadlines:

  • Fall Semester (September start) – May 1st
  • Spring Semester (February start) - November 15th

We will review completed applications received after the priority deadline as long as we are able to do so.


Required Application Materials 

For application to the following degree programs: MA in Psychoanalysis, MA in Mental Health Counseling, MA in Psychoanalysis, Society & Culture, Doctor of Psychoanalysis, Doctor of Psychoanalysis in Psychoanalysis, Society & Culture, Certificate in Psychoanalysis, CAGS in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, and CAGS in Child and Adolescent Intervention.

 Applicants  should provide all following materials to the Admissions Office:

  • Application form
  • Application fee of $100
  • One-page personal statement of interest
  • Three (3) current letters of reference and three (3) letter of reference waiver forms (At least one reference should be academic, and the others should be from professional or academic sources)
  • Official copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  • Academic writing sample

Note: The GRE is not required for application to any of our programs

For application to the Accelerated Doctor of Psychoanalysis program, applicants should provide all of the following materials to the Admissions Office:

  • Application form
  • Application fee of $100
  • One-page personal statement of interest
  • Three (3) current letters of reference and three (3) letter of reference waiver forms (At least one recommendation should be from the analytic institute you attended, one letter from a supervisor, and one from another relevant source)
  • Official copies of undergraduate, graduate, and psychoanalytic certificate training transcripts
  • Documentation of hours of training analysis completed, minimally 300 hours (this should come from the analytic institute attended for certificate training)
  • Qualifying paper: applicants submit a copy of their final paper or final capstone experience in their post-graduate certificate in psychoanalysis program.

Interview Process

Following a review of the completed application materials, applicants may be scheduled for three(3) interviews with three(3) of our faculty members. Interviews generally take place on site.

Faculty consider the applicant’s readiness to work at the graduate level, motivation, potential to think independently and to deeply explore human nature. This is also an opportunity for the applicant to learn about BGSP.