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Applied Psychology Graduate Program Admission Requirements

  • Our program has competitive admissions. We evaluate applications based on a combination of undergraduate GPA and perceived fit with our program’s mission.

    Students are welcome to apply for admission regardless of their undergraduate major. Those who have fewer than 18 credit hours of undergraduate psychology are required to complete a graduate leveling course that provides training in the foundational areas of psychology.  

    Students must have a cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher to be accepted to the program. If a student has under a 3.0 undergraduate GPA, then a graduate GPA may be substituted to gain admission to the program, but the student must have at least nine graduate hours and a 3.0 or higher graduate GPA.

    We require the following for admission:

    • All college and university transcripts
    • Essay of 500 words or less explaining why you chose the applied psychology program at Angelo State University and how you think it will help you meet your career goals

    Prerequisites

    • Hold a bachelor’s degree. Students must have a cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher or at least nine graduate hours with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    • Students who have fewer than 18 credit hours of undergraduate psychology are required to complete a graduate leveling course that provides training in the foundational areas of psychology.

    Application Deadlines

    Spring: December 1

    Fall: July 15

    International Student Spring: November 1

    International Student Fall: June 10

    Other Application Deadlines:

    Applications for the M.S. in applied psychology program will be reviewed beginning on March 1 for fall and summer admissions, and beginning on Oct. 1 for spring admissions. Applications received by these dates will receive priority and will be processed before registration so new students can register on time for a better selection of classes. After the priority deadlines, applications will be reviewed when they are received, and students will be admitted based on space available in the program. 

     Priority Admission Review:

    • Spring: Oct. 1st
    • Summer/Fall: March 1st
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