The Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology

Admission into the clinical psychology program is competitive and based on the quality of the overall application. If you are not an undergraduate psychology major, a minimum of 15 semester hours of undergraduate psychology course work is required, including introductory psychology, statistics and experimental psychology (or a two-course sequence in research methods in psychology). A cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.2 (or better) on a 4.0 scale, and an undergraduate grade point average of 3.2 (or better) in psychology course work is desirable. However, the successful applicant will typically have a GPA that is higher than the minimum listed.

Students are admitted into the general psychology program only beginning in the fall term. Students are ONLY admitted as full-time students. The application deadline is February 15 for full consideration of financial aid; however, applications received after this date may be considered. You should submit the following information in addition to the online application:

  • Official academic transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities should be submitted directly from the colleges or universities to the Office of Graduate Admission Processing. Hand-carried transcripts, official copies marked Issued to Student and unofficial copies are not acceptable.
  • Three letters of recommendation (at least two from professors familiar with your academic work).
  • A personal statement. Please make certain to devote a full paragraph to describing various faculty member's research interests that are consistent with your own.
  • Official GRE test scores. The general test is required, and the subject test is psychology is recommended. Applicants are encouraged to obtain a minimum score of 300 for the combined verbal and quantitative sections, with neither falling below 148.

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