Master of Science in Psychological Sciences


The Master of Science in Psychological Sciences degree program provides advanced psychology training to prepare serious student scholars for nationally prominent doctoral programs in clinical and experimental psychology. Students will obtain research experience, take advanced coursework in psychology, and attend professional development workshops.

This research-focused program requires students to work with a research mentor and to be actively involved in at least one research laboratory throughout the two-year training. Students also have the opportunity to gain additional applied experiences through the thriving internship program in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

Career Options

Graduates of the program seek positions such as: Researcher, Project Coordinator, Evaluation Specialist, Counselor (with additional training) and Teacher.

Application Requirements

Degree requirements: Admission to the Master of Science Program in Psychological Sciences is based on a review of the applicant's GPA (grade point average), three letters of recommendation, and narrative description of interests and career goals.

GPA: Required

Test score required: Yes

Both GRE math and verbal scores are required to be considered for admission.

Admissions essay required: Yes

Deadlines: The application deadline is February 15th each year. Applicants are selected once a year to begin the program in the fall semester.