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Graduate School for Psychology Majors

Resources to help psychology majors learn more about graduate school

GRE

What is the GRE?

 

Graduate Record Examine, is a test used to measure an individual’s abilities toward graduate-level course work.

 

 

What does it cover?

 

1.   Analytical Writing: measures critical thinking and analytical writing through clear and effective writing

2.   Verbal Reasoning: measures reading comprehension and verbal reasoning through evaluation of written material

3.   Quantitative Reasoning: measures problem-solving through completion of mathematical problems

 

 

Where do I go to take the test?

 

Prometric Testing Center

5807 North Mesa St.
El Paso, TX 79912

(915) 587-7323

 

Prometric Testing Center

3291 Del Ray Blvd., Suite 4

Las Cruces, NM 88012

(505) 382-4368

 

 

How is the test administered?

 

The test can be computer-based or with paper and pencil. Please note: Paper and pencil test take place less frequently. All appointments are first-come first-serve.

 

 

To learn more and to register, visit the GRE website 

GRE

What is the GRE?

 

Graduate Record Examine, is a test used to measure an individual’s abilities toward graduate-level course work.

 

 

What does it cover?

 

1.   Analytical Writing: measures critical thinking and analytical writing through clear and effective writing

2.   Verbal Reasoning: measures reading comprehension and verbal reasoning through evaluation of written material

3.   Quantitative Reasoning: measures problem-solving through completion of mathematical problems

 

 

Where do I go to take the test?

 

Prometric Testing Center

5807 North Mesa St.
El Paso, TX 79912

(915) 587-7323

 

Prometric Testing Center

3291 Del Ray Blvd., Suite 4

Las Cruces, NM 88012

(505) 382-4368

 

 

How is the test administered?

 

The test can be computer-based or with paper and pencil. Please note: Paper and pencil test take place less frequently. All appointments are first-come first-serve.

 

 

To learn more and to register, visit the GRE website.

 

GRE Subject: Psychology

What is the Subject GRE: Psychology?

 

Specialized test to cover the discipline of Pscyhology. Some graduate programs request applicants to complete the Subject GRE in addition to the GRE.

 

 

What does it cover?

 

1.   Experimental: learning, language, memory, sensation and perception, and physiological/behavioral neuroscience

2.   Social: clinical and abnormal, lifespan development, personality, social

3.   General: history, educational, measurement and methodology

 

 

Where do I go to take the test?

 

Prometric Testing Center

5807 North Mesa St.
El Paso, TX 79912

(915) 587-7323

  

 

How is the test administered?

 

The test is administered using paper and pencil. Please note: The test is only available three times a year: October, November and April. All appointments are first-come first-serve.

 

 

To learn more and to register, visit the GRE Subject Test: Psychology website.

TOEFL

What is TOEFL?

 

Test of English as a Foreign Language is utilized for international students to measure their ability to communicate in English.

 

 

 

What does it cover?

Listening: measures understanding English spoken language

Reading: measures ability to read and understand

Writing: measures ability to understand written standard English language

 

 

Where do I go to take the test?

 

UTEP

Student Assessment & Testing Office

Academic Advising Center Building, Suite 127

El Paso, TX 79968

(915) 747-5009

 

 

How is the test administered?

 

The test can be computer-based or with paper and pencil. Please note: All appointments are first-come first-serve.

 

 

To learn more, visit the TOEFL website.

 

 

To register for the test at UTEP, visit the Student Assessment and Testing website.

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