ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN PSYCHOLOGY

Regular Admission

  1. Official transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions previously attended must  be submitted in support of an admission application.
    (Download special instructions for submitting transcripts from outside the United States and transcripts not in English.)
  2. An earned bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university with an overall grade point average of 2.50 or a 3.00 grade point average for the last 60 semester hours.
  3. At least 12 undergraduate semester hours in psychology including one course in statistics and a cumulative average of a “B” or better.
  4. Two letters of recommendation not more than one year old from former instructors or employers (forms supplied by the University).
  5. Submission of a satisfactory score on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) taken within the last five years.
  6. Completion of admission file by the appropriate deadline.
  7. After a review of the completed admissions files, selected applicants will be invited to a group interview with psychology program faculty.

NOTE: Due to limited spaces available, meeting minimum standards does not guarantee admission.

International Students
An international student seeking admission into the graduate program for a Master of Science degree should refer to page 32 of this bulletin for additional information on credentials needed foradmission.

Conditional Admission
Conditional acceptance is granted on the merits of each case. In some circumstances, applicants who do not meet all of the requirements for regular admission may be admitted conditionally, providing they fulfill the conditions listed in their letters of conditional acceptance within the period of specified time. If conditional acceptance is given because of missing official credentials, the period of time to provide those documents will not extend beyond the first term of attendance.

Special Admission
Students who wish to enroll for professional licensing, special interest, or to transfer graduate credit to a home institution will be admitted as special students.

To be considered for special admission, applicants must:

  1. Submit official transcript(s) from a regionally accredited institution showing degree awarded, to include master’sdegree if applicable. Transient students need only submit a letter of good standing from their home institution verifying graduate status.
  2. Have earned an overall grade point average of at least 2.50 on undergraduate coursework and a 3.00 grade point average on all graduate work.
  3. Statement of purpose.

Admission Deadlines
Deadlines for completing application to the Master of Science degree program are:

Fall admission - Early decision - March 1

Extended deadline - June 1

Admission Procedures
Students will be notified of admission decision within three weeks after the interviews of selected students.

Academic Requirements
Students will be expected to complete the following requirements in addition to required coursework:

1. Practicum (as required by Psychology Department).

2. Comprehensive Examination/Computer Literacy requirement.

Area of concentration: Family, Couple and Individual Psychotherapy


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