- Possess a baccalaureate degree.
- Satisfy the department that his/her undergraduate preparation
is adequate for advanced study.
- Submit transcripts of undergraduate and prior graduate
- Have completed a minimum of 24 credits in psychology including
Introductory Psychology, Statistics and a laboratory course.
- Submit three letters of recommendation, one of which must be
from an individual who will address the matter of the applicant's
- Submit two papers from psychology courses, one a laboratory
paper and the second a term paper.
- Provide a clearly written statement of educational or
For those with an M.S. in School Psychology, applicants must
submit acceptable scores from the Graduate Record Exam (General and
Subject). Applications for admission must be completed by March
Although it is recommended that any deficiencies be made up
prior to starting the program, it is possible to make up certain
deficiencies within the first year of graduate work. Credit toward
the degree will not be awarded for any courses used to remove
Although full-time attendance is preferred, the programs may be
undertaken on a part-time basis with a minimum of 6 credits per
semester. There are spring admissions to the General-Experimental
program but those admitted in the spring semester are limited to 6
credits for that semester because most subject areas are covered in
one year course sequences.Program Requirements
The M.A. program requires the satisfactory completion of 42
credits. Students choosing the
must complete two semesters of master's
research (PSY 900) and successfully defend their proposed and
completed thesis research before a faculty committee. Students
must pass a comprehensive examination which
is offered in the spring semester of the second year. Non-Thesis
students are given two opportunities to pass the comprehensive
examination. All students must maintain a B average in all course
work. The required course sequence is given below.