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Admission Policies and Procedures, Effective Fall 2012

The School of Arts and Sciences has changed their admissions requirements for the Master of Arts degree in Counseling, Forensic, and School Psychology effective at the start of Fall 2012.  The Psychology Department M.A. programs do not allow students to have Temporary Graduate Student status.  New applications will remain incomplete until the student is formally accepted into one of the three psychology M.A. programs.  New admissions requirements are based on an evaluation by the program’s admission committee of the following information.

  1.  A 1-2 page essay that states the applicant’s reasons for applying to the program and the applicant’s career goals.
  2. One Letter of Recommendation (including the Recommendation Form for Graduate Psychology Programs ( from a non-UHV, non-family source.
  3.  Evidence of having completed undergraduate or graduate courses in statistics, research, and abnormal psychology.  A particular course will be waived as a requirement if the student passes a comprehensive final or its equivalent for the designated courses with a grade of C or better.  The exam may be taken no more than once for a particular course.
  4. Admission index of 1,400 or higher (980 or higher if the GRE is taken after August 1, 2011). For more information click here
  5. An interview with UHV graduate faculty in psychology.

Students may start the psychology M.A. program only during the fall semester.

Beginning at the start of Fall 2012, all applications must be completed by the deadlines of February 15 and June 15 to be considered for admission.

Beginning at the start of Fall 2012, the Psychology Department M.A. programs will not allow students to have Temporary Graduate Student status.  Therefore, students that are currently enrolled as Temporary Graduate students will need to complete the psychology program requirements above and be approved by the Psychology program admission committee before the beginning of the Fall 2012 semester if they wish to be able to register for Fall 2012.  You may log into your MyUHV student service center and check your To Do List for outstanding requirements that need to be met before your application can be reviewed.