This rigorous, research-based liberal arts program leading to a Master of Arts degree is designed to develop creative problem-solving skills which will be applicable in clinical, industrial, and educational settings. Flexible enough to be completed either on a full-time or a part-time basis, it is appropriate for a wide range of candidates. For those potential doctoral candidates who cannot enter a Ph.D. or Psy.D. program at the present time, it provides a basis for later acceptance. For those who are already working in clinical, educational, or industrial settings, it offers updating credentials. The program provides ideal training for those wishing to explore their personal interest in obtaining employment in settings related to psychology. Teachers in secondary schools may use the program to prepare themselves to teach psychology in addition to their current certification. Emphasis is placed on faculty advisement to help in tailoring the program to the needs of the individual student.
Dr. W. Jerome Hauselt
Applicants MUST meet the following minimum requirements to be considered for admission:
18 hours of psychology (graduate or undergraduate), including at least one course in statistics and at least one course in experimental psychology;
an undergraduate cumulative QPR of 3.0;
an undergraduate QPR in psychology of 3.0.
To apply to the program, students must submit the materials below to the School of Graduate Studies:
the Graduate School Application
all college transcripts
scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test. The GRE subject test in psychology need not be taken.
two letters of recommendation (with the recommendation form) from academic or professional references. Obtain the Recommendation Form here. NOTE: This form is only for the MA in General Psychology. If you are applying to School Psychology, School Counseling, or Counseling Psychology, do NOT use this form. See the Counseling & School Psychology website for their recommendation form.
a 300-500 word statement explaining why the applicant is interested in obtaining a master's degree in psychology, and what type of career the applicant is seeking.
The Psychology program has rolling admissions, but students are encouraged to have their application files complete by June 1 for the fall semester and November 1 for the spring semester.