Graduate Admissions

Psych Grad Studies

Inquiries and applications are encouraged especially from members of minority groups and older persons. Persons possessing otherwise adequate credentials but who may have a deficit in a single credential such as quantitative GRE scores or freshman grade point average are encouraged to apply. In such cases, the department may use appropriate other information in the admission decision. Should such individuals be admitted to the program, they will maintain a provisional status for at least one semester.

Application Procedure

A Graduate Applicant must submit the following documents. Notification of a decision will be made by email and mail. The applicant should notify the Department of Psychological Sciences and the office of admissions if a change of address occurs during the application process.

Admissions Criteria

Admission to the program is competitive and students admitted in regular status are likely to have exceeded the criteria below.

  • Completed requirements for the bachelor's degree in a regionally accredited college/university.
  • Successful applicants for regular graduate status will, at a minimum, have satisfactorily completed undergraduate courses in general psychology, research methods, and quantitative methods.  Students applying to the Clinical/Counseling track should have also completed a course in abnormal psychology
  • A minimum grade point average equivalent to 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  • formal application and non-refundable $50.00 application fee.
  • A completed Grade Point Average (GPA) Form indicating GPA in psychology courses and last two years of undergraduate education. An excel spreadsheet has been included to help with these calculations. Please note that there are 3 worksheets in the excel file - an example, a Psychology GPA form, and a Last Two Years GPA form. Please attach hard copies of the each of the completed spreadsheets (Psychology GPA and Last Two Years GPA) to the Grade Point Average Form.
  • An official transcript from EACH regionally accredited school and/or university attended regardless of whether the referenced coursework was transferred and appears on a subsequent transcript. All the transcripts must be sent directly from the issuing agency.
  • Have taken the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) within the past five years. Please note that successful applicants usually have a combined quantitative and verbal score of at least 290 and an analytical score of 4.  Additional information about the GRE. 
  • Three letters of recommendation from former teachers or non-related persons who have direct knowledge of your potential to succeed in and benefit from a graduate program. At least 2 must be academic references.
  • A 750 word statement which expresses the basis of your interest in enrolling in psychology at Augusta University. Give attention to your immediate academic goals and to your future professional goals. Your statement will be evaluated for its overall organization, clarity, and grammar. The ability to write well is a prerequisite to adequate academic performance at the graduate level.
  • An official score report for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). This is a requirement for ALL STUDENTS WHOSE NATIVE LANGUAGE IS OTHER THAN ENGLISH. In addition, all foreign students must submit a financial responsibility statement which is to be prepared on the form provided by the Office of Admissions. International students are encouraged to view general instructions or contact
  • A completed non-resident fee waiver form, if applicable. In accordance with the Board of Regents' policy for the University System of Georgia, the following applicants are eligible to attend Augusta University as residents of the State of Georgia:
    • Full time employees of the University System of Georgia, their spouses and dependents
    • Georgia public school teachers and their dependent children
    • Active duty military personnel stationed in Georgia and their dependents
  • Individuals also may be asked to interview with members of the Graduate Acceptance Committee via Skype.  Notification of such interviews will come only after all materials are submitted and reviewed by the committee.
  • Those whose materials are completed, processed, and available to the committee by March 1 are eligible for early review and early action admission. Please note that we offer acceptances throughout the spring.  Places in the program will remain open until all seats are filled.  Should this occur prior to the April 17 deadline, those applicants who have not been reviewed and who meet our admissions standards will be placed on a waiting list.

For any further questions, please contact The Department of Psychological Sciences at 706-737-1694

Application Deadlines

All application materials must be received by the stated deadline for full consideration.