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MA Admission Criteria

The Admissions Committee looks for candidate’s demonstration of exceptional ability in professional background or training. Applicant credentials are evaluated as a composite on the basis of all information submitted in the admission process.

To be considered, applicants must have:

  • a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution;
  • a major in psychology, social work, counseling, or demonstrated equivalent*; and
  • an undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale is preferred**.

In addition, relevant field experience in mental health service is desirable.

*Applicants who do not meet the requirement for the major may be considered by submitting official transcripts demonstrating successful completion of approved Introduction to Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, and Developmental Psychology courses. Grades of 3.0 or better must be earned in these three courses.

**If your GPA is below the preference of 2.5 or higher, contact the Admissions Coordinator, Kinsey, at [email protected] for additional steps in the admissions process.

Applications are reviewed after receipt of all required documents. Individuals who meet all admission criteria may be invited for an interview. Upon completion of the interview, the Admissions Committee will make a decision about acceptance to the program.

Additional information for International Applicants.


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