Background on Psi Chi & Other Useful Info

NC State Psi Chi Chapter

Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology. Membership is open to graduate and undergraduate men and women who are making the study of psychology one of their major interests, and who meet the minimum qualifications.

Our chapter meets every week or so. Everyone (Psi Chi or non-Psi Chi) is invited to attend and participate.

Each semester, we invite new members based on their meeting the minimum GPA and course requirements. As far as I know, the minimum requirements for undergraduates are a 3.25 GPA overall with a 3.5 GPA in psychology courses. At least 12 hours of psychology classes must have been earned at NC State. For further questions regarding membership requirements, contact Dr. Slater Newman at or the chapter at

Today's Program: Graduate School in Psychology: Everything You Need to Know

Today's program is sponsored by the NC State chapter of Psi Chi. The materials you will find on this website were collected from various sources. Some of the documents were compilations of past "Getting into Grad School" programs that our members have attended at local meetings and regional and national conferences. Other sources for the information contained in this packet are websites, books on grad school, and the Psi Chi magazine, Eye on Psi Chi. We will be videoing today's sessions, so if you would like a copy for your chapter or for your own viewing pleasure, contact the officers via e-mail at We will put a copy of the video on the LRL for you to view there or check out. Thanks for your interest in our program. Good luck with your graduate school ambitions.

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