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2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology M.A.

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Major in Psychology

(Major Code: 5119)

Criteria for Admission

For full admission to the program an applicant should have:

  • Grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of class work.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or a substantial equivalent (see below).
  • GRE Verbal score not below the 50th percentile.
  • GRE Quantitative score not below the 25th percentile.
  • GRE Analytical Writing score of 4 or higher.

All applicants need to apply to the university and supply official transcripts. They also must complete the departmental application (available online) including three letters of recommendation (forms online), a personal statement, and a writing sample. All applications will be reviewed for conditional admission. Conditions of admission are based on student needs and are discussed with the applicant.


Deadlines: August 1 (Fall), December 1 (Spring), May 1 (Summer)


Substantial equivalent for admission without a bachelor’s degree in Psychology includes 21 hours of psychology course work that includes the following courses: general, child/developmental, statistics, experimental, one course form abnormal or personality; and two courses from the following: learning, cognition, psychological testing, biological psychology, or history/systems. Note that some graduate courses have undergraduate course prerequisites.

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