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MS-Psychology   (MS-PSY)

Areas of Emphasis available:

Clinical Psychology
Diagnostician Re-Specialization

The Department of Psychology and Special Education offers the Master of Science degree in Psychology. These programs prepare students for careers in mental health and school settings; psychology and training in business, government, and education; or further graduate work.

The 36-hour MS programs focus on courses in human cognition and research methodology, i.e. educational and experimental psychology. Most of the coursework completed for the master's degrees may be transferred to the PhD program in Educational Psychology (90 hour program). A thesis option for the MS is available and encouraged, but not required.

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Required Documents for Admission

Admission Consideration Requirements for All Students

  • Apply Texas Application
  • Application fee:  $50 domestic student 
  • All official transcripts - Bachelor's degree, including all transcripts used towards bachelor's degree.  Any master's degree transcript or transcripts with graduate coursework (if applicable).
  • 3 letters of recommendation 
    • Letters should be completed by individuals who can speak on your academic abilities and/or your professionally relevant skills.
  • Resume(Vita)
  • Statement of Goals:  1-2 pages, up to 500 words.  
    Address career objectives and how the master's degree
    will help you meet those goals.

  • Interview
  • Official general GRE or

    awarded bachelor's degree overall GPA of 3.25 or higher or

    awarded master's degree overall GPA of 3.25 or higher.

Additional Admission Consideration Requirements for International Students Only

  • Application fee, $75.00, US dollars (this may be paid online when you apply)
  • Bank Statement from the sponsor, must reflect a balance of at least $26,024.82 USD (must be less than 1 year old)
  • Official sponsor statement
  • Official transcripts (with a copy of the provisional certificate or diploma)
    For more information on official transcripts, please click here and read FAQ question:  What transcripts do I submit for my admission?

  • English Proficiency:

    • Official TOEFL report (IBT at least 79, or CBT at least 213, or PBT at least 550), scores must be less than 2 years old, or
    • Official IELTS report (at least overall 6.00 band), scores must be less than 2 years old, or
    • Official PTE report (at least overall 53 or higher), scores must be less than 2 years old,
    • Official Duolingo report (at least overall 105 or higher), scores must be less than 2 years old, or
    • Completion (all years) of a bachelor's degree or higher degree from a U.S. regionally accredited university.

Application Packet Submission Deadline:

Domestic student applications are accepted throughout the year.

International student applications (including all required documents and for programs that are not fully online) have the following deadlines:

Fall admission consideration:          June 1

Spring admission consideration:     October 15

Summer admission consideration:  March 15