Applicants must have
- A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, a nationally accredited institution approved and documented by the faculty and dean of the College of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, or an appropriately certified foreign institution.
- A 2.7 grade point average for the bachelor's degree used as the basis of admission, or a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0) for the last 60 hours of coursework (including graduate work).
- A minimum written TOEFL® score of 550 (paper version), 213 (computer version), or 79 (Internet version) for all applicants whose native language is not English or who have not graduated from an institution at which English is the language of instruction.
- Completion of an interview with a member of the program Admissions Committee.
The application process for admission into the MA in Industrial Organizational Psychology program requires the submission of material that will enable the Admissions Department to verify the applicant's academic qualifications for enrollment in the program. Applicants to the program must submit the following materials by the application deadline:
- Completed Application for Admission Form
- Application fee (non-refundable, except in California)
- Personal/professional goal statement with a self-appraisal of qualifications for the profession
- Current résumé (or career summary)
- Three completed Applicant Recommendation Forms
- Official transcripts from the institution granting the Bachelor's degree and all postsecondary schools used to calculate the GPA
Note: Applicants with grade point averages lower than the stated program minimums will be considered for admission on an exception basis with significant evidence of academic and professional potential. This potential may be demonstrated by the career and/or personal accomplishments indicated in the statement of academic and professional goals, the career summary, and academic or professional letters of recommendation. Exceptions must be recommended by the Admissions Committee and approved by the Campus Dean or Program Chair. Students admitted on an exception basis will be admitted as regular students on first term probation.