Admission Requirements

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Apply to this program through a central application: GradCAS. Review the sections below before you begin.

All options begin in the fall semester.

How are admission decisions made?

Our faculty considers:

  • Your academic and professional potential.
  • The availability of departmental resources to meet your needs.

Late applications

We’ll consider late applications (those not submitted by February 15) if openings are available.

However, it’s unusual to have openings after the evaluations of on-time applicants.

Entrance requirements

Admission to our Master's program is very competitive and decisions regarding acceptance will begin March 1.  Hence, the application deadline is February 15th.  All application materials, including recommendation letters, should be submitted by February 15th.

  1. To be considered for admission to the program, a student must submit a Graduate Application and the departmental application.  
  2. The Graduate Application and application fee, as well as the following materials, must be submitted.
    1. transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions that the student has attended; and
    2. GRE scores including Quantitative, Verbal and Critical Thinking and Writing.
  3. Additional materials to be submitted before the application will be considered: 
    1. a formal application, including a statement of career goals and detailing experience in the community, research, or other relevant non-classroom activities; and
    2. at least three (3) letters of recommendation (including at least two (2) from college-level teachers who are well acquainted with the student's academic achievements).
  4. Admission to the program requires the following minimum criteria:
    1. completion of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university;
    2. cumulative GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale in undergraduate and graduate work and 3.25 in the major field;
    3. a 3.25 GPA in at least twenty (20) semester hrs or thirty (30) quarter hours of Psychology courses including courses in both statistics and research methods;
    4. submission of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores, with a recommended Verbal Score of 151 or higher and Quantitative Score of 142 or higher (for 2022 applicants to the Industrial-Organizational Psychology track, the GRE requirement is waived because of COVID concerns).

A student who does not meet all the above criteria, but who demonstrates outstanding potential, may be considered on the basis of individual merit by the Graduate Admissions Committee and accepted on probationary status.

Additional program requirements

Some academic programs in the health related areas will require students to pass a background security check and a drug screening.  These programmatic screening policies are a result of health organizations’ requirements for placement at their clinical sites.  Students will be financially responsible for the background security check and drug screening.  Please see each academic program requirements, applications materials and admission standards for specific detailed information. Students who do not pass the appropriate screenings may not be able to complete the program or practice professionally.