Masters of Science in Psychology

Master of Science IN PSYCHOLOGY


Application Deadlines (Fall 2020 Entry):

Fall Entry (Early Action Deadline) -- March 1, 2020
( Final Deadline if class is not full) -- April 1, 2020

Application Fee (non-refundable):  $55

 

Early submission of all application materials is strongly advised.

- All required application materials and documents must be received in order for an application to be considered complete and before an admission decision can be made.

- Applications and supporting materials received after the program deadline will only be considered on a space-available basis.

MS Psychology Admission Requirements
(Fall 2020 Entry Term)

GPA
Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA at the Baccalaureate level calculated on all undergraduate work attempted in which letter grades were awarded.  

Degree Requirement
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university. To be used to satisfy degree requirement, evaluation of foreign educational transcripts must show degree(s) earned that are the U.S. equivalency of degree(s) required by the program.

Official Transcripts
Official transcripts are required from all universities and colleges ever attended. Only in the case of transcripts from international colleges/universities will an official course-by-course transcript evaluation be accepted in lieu of an official transcript. Official transcripts should be sent to Augusta University's Office of Academic Admissions.

To remain official, all transcripts must remain in the original, unopened, sealed and stamped/signed envelope from the Registrar's office of the issuing institution. Alternatively, Augusta University will accept official electronic transcripts from the registrar's office at your prior institution. Electronic transcripts should be directed to admissions@augusta.edu.

Transcript/Credential Evaluation of Foreign Transcripts
An official, professional course-by-course evaluation based on official transcripts and documents is required for all foreign educational transcripts and documents from one of the following three credentials evaluation services: JosefSilny & Associates, Inc., World Education Services (WES), Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE).Silny and WES are recommended. Official transcript evaluations based on unofficial transcripts, documents or copies will not fulfill this requirement.

Letters of Recommendation
Recommendations (which include a reference form and letter of recommendation) from three individuals are required. At least two must be academic references.

Recommendations can be submitted online only. Within the application, you will provide the names and current email addresses for three individuals you have asked to serve as your recommenders. At least two must be academic references. Once your application is submitted, each recommender will receive an email notification directing them to the online site where they can complete their recommendation. To change a recommender after the application has been submitted, log into your ApplyWeb (collegeNet) account and make updates. Status updates of your recommenders' submissions will be provided to you directly from ApplyWeb (CollegeNet).

Standardized Test Requirements
Students accepted into our program have competitive scores on each of the GRE sections we require, usually a combined score of 290 or above on the verbal and quantitative sections, and an analytical score of 4 or higher.

All scores must be official and submitted to Augusta University's Office of Academic Admissions directly from the Education Testing Service (ETS) and must be less than five years old. The institution code for submission of GRE scores to Augusta University is 5406. Please do not select a department code.

The GRE requirement may be waived for an applicant who has previously earned a doctorate degree from an accredited university in the United States.

TOEFL Requirements
(if applicable)
The official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test scores are required for applicants whose first language is not English.  The TOEFL exam must be taken within 2 years of the date of application. The Augusta University institution code for submission of TOEFL scores is 5406. Please do not select a department code.

The minimum scores are:
- 213 computer-based
- 79 internet-based
- 550 paper-based (PBT; prior to October 2017)
- No minimum for the revised paper-delivered test (PDT; October 2017 and later)


Program Specific Requirements

Personal Statement
Applicants must submit a statement of 750 words or less which expresses the basis of your interest in enrolling in a master of psychology program 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. We encourage you to respond to the question on the application form that asks about your successes and challenges.

Successful Applicants
Successful applicants for regular graduate status will, at a minimum, have satisfactorily completed undergraduate courses in general psychology, quantitative methods, and psychology research methods.

Promising applicants will be invited to interview.

Prerequisite Coursework - Clinical & Counseling Tracks
Students applying to the Clinical/Counseling track should have completed a course in abnormal psychology.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Background Check - Required for Clinical Track Applicants ONLY
A clear or expunged criminal background record. Per the Augusta University Criminal Background Check Policy (Policy 4.1.7), final admission and enrollment for all graduate nursing, education and clinical psychology programs are conditional on the completion of a criminal background check with results deemed acceptable to the applicable college/program’s professional standards.

Failure to complete the required background check, provide information necessary to conduct the background check, or provide false or misleading information, may disqualify applicants from final admission and matriculation into the program and University.

Instructions for completing criminal background checks will be provided to applicants upon acceptance into these programs. For further information on the policy including the policy statement, reason for the policy, authorization process, process/procedures, and review process, please refer to the Applicant Criminal Background Check Policy.

Proof of Lawful Presence 
In accordance with Board of Regents Policy 4.1.6, all applicants for admission to Augusta University are required to provide validation of lawful presence in the United States. Acceptance to Augusta University is conditional until lawful presence is verified. ALL applicants who are US Citizens must submit documentation that verifies his/her lawful presence in the United States at time of application to the Office of Admissions.

Testing and Disability Services  
The Office of Disability Services provides a variety of services and accommodations to meet the needs of disability related concerns in accordance with the Americans with Disability Act – Amended Act (2008), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and Board of Regents' policies. Accommodations for students with disabilities are made on an Individual basis. For more information, please email or visit the Testing & Disability Services website.

 
  • While every effort is made to maintain this information as current, it may be subject to change.
  • Please check with The Graduate School for recent updates.
  • Substitutions and/or waivers of minimum requirements must first be supported and approved at the program level and then formally approved by the Dean of The Graduate School.
  • Applications deferred to another semester are subject to all admission requirements and program requirements in effect for the semester to which they are deferred.