Congratulations on deciding to apply to the MS Program in Psychological Sciences at Augusta University.

We’re confident that your experiences here will positively impact your career and help you take the next step.

If you don't meet the admissions criteria in a single credential such as quantitative GRE scores or freshman grade point average, we still encourage you to apply. The Graduate Acceptance Committee will review your application and may grant provisional admissions status for one semester. 

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 with a minimum grade point average equivalent to 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  • 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.
  • Have taken the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) within the past five years. Successful applicants usually have a combined quantitative and verbal score of at least 290 and an analytical score of 4.

Prepare Your Application Materials

Official transcripts 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.

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.

  • 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. 

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 provided by the Office of Admissions.

Apply Online

Complete the formal application and pay the non-refundable $50.00 application fee.

Some applicants may have their application fee waived:

  • 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

Application Deadlines


Admissions Decisions

After your application and all materials have been submitted and reviewed by the committee, you may be asked to interview with members of the Graduate Acceptance Committee via Skype

Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis. Early action decisions will be made by April 1. Most decisions will be made by June 15th. Places in the program will remain open until all seats are filled. 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.