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Admission Requirements for the
Master of Arts in Psychology

Although the profiles of accepted students vary, students typically will have completed a minimum of 18 credits of undergraduate psychology course work, including courses in statistics/methodology, abnormal/clinical, developmental, physiological, personality, learning, and other content areas representative of the field of psychology. Students are also better prepared for admission to our program if they have participated in a research project in psychology and if they have obtained supervised experience in the human services field through volunteer work, practica, or employment. Additionally, our typical student achieves an average of 530 in both the Verbal and the Quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), and 4.0 in Analytical Writing. Our intention is to accept into the program only those students we expect to graduate.

Admission will be based on scores from the Graduate Record Examination (verbal, quantitative, and analytical), academic transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate course work, letters of recommendation, a completed application form, and a personal interview.

Only matriculated students in our program are permitted to enroll in the program's required 700-level courses. Once matriculated in the program, a student may proceed on a part-time basis, as long as reasonable progress is made toward the degree. (Students must enroll for six credits or more per semester.) Applicants will be considered for fall admission only.  Completed applications should be received by April 1.  You can apply of the graduate program in psychology online. For more information call (585) 395-5465 or (585) 395-2525, or email us at