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
- a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
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.
To be considered for the MA program with an ABA concentration, applicants must also have a criminal background check completed.
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.