ICPS welcomes all people who are passionate about the study and practice of psychoanalysis. Anyone with a baccalaureate degree from any field of study is encouraged to apply, regardless of age, race, sex, gender identity, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability or socioeconomic status.

Admissions Criteria

Domestic Applicants

Materials required for admission:

  • Application form
  • Application fee of $100
  • Personal statement about interest in the program to which applicant is seeking admission.
  • Two current letters of reference, and two letter of reference waivers. One reference should be academic, the other should be from professional sources.
  • Official copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts.
  • Academic writing sample.
  • The GRE is not required for application to our programs.

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.

ICPS does not discriminate in its admission policy or other aspects of its program against persons on the basis of race, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, color, creed, national or ethnic origin or employment status.

International  or Non-US Distance Learning Applicants

ICPS is not currently accepting applications from non-U.S. residents seeking F1 student visas. International students are encouraged to apply to our Boston campus.

ICPS does welcome international, distance learning applicants who wish to complete an online degree that is synchronous A/V. You participate in classes live, on remote video, and are always part of the conversation and learning experience. Apply to our New Jersey – ICPS campus.

How to Apply

Application Process

ICPSJ welcomes applicants with baccalaureate and graduate degrees from all educational backgrounds. Applicants submit the following to the Administrative Office: the completed application, application fee, and supporting materials (which include official copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, three current letters of reference, a statement about interest in the program to which they are seeking admission, and an academic writing sample). ICPS does not require the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) for admission.

Please mail the completed application, the $100 non-refundable application fee, and all supporting materials to the Administrative Office at ICPS 301 South Livingston Avenue, Livingston, NJ 07039.

The Admissions Committee will review applications once all materials have been received.

Applicants who are non-native English speakers must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Applicants who were educated outside of the United States also must submit their academic transcripts to a credential evaluation agency, such as the Center for Education Documentation, Educational Credential Evaluators or World Education Services, in order to allow the ICPS Admissions Committee to assess accurately their previous academic work. In addition to the evaluation, official graduate and undergraduate transcripts are also required.

Online Application Portal

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester – Rolling Admissions

Spring Semester – Rolling Admissions

Early application is encouraged!

Contact Admissions

If you would like to reach the Admissions Department directly to ask questions or schedule a visit, you can email our Dean of Admissions, Eva Silver at silvere@bgsp.edu or call 973-629-1001.