Master of Science in Psychology Admissions Requirements
To be considered for admission to the Master of Science in Psychology program, the prospective student must meet individually, either in person or via electronic method, with an admissions officer to discuss the program and all requirements. Applicants must provide a completed South College application for admission and application to the program. Those selected for admission will provide the following:
- Evidence completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education in psychology or closely related discipline approved by the faculty.
- Evidence of a cumulative 3.0 undergraduate grade point average.
For applicants who are unable to meet the aforementioned requirements of admission, conditional admission is an option. Students who are admitted conditionally may take graduate Psychology courses and, if they attain a GPA of 3.0 or higher in their first three (3) graduate courses, will be admitted to the program. Any courses successfully completed by a conditionally admitted student satisfy the course requirements for graduation, as if the student was initially admitted in good standing. The faculty reserves the right to evaluate each application for conditional admission on a case-by-case basis. The Admissions Committee takes many factors into consideration, including but not limited to:
- Grade point average in the courses constituting the core of the applicant’s undergraduate major;
- Amount of time that has transpired between the applicant’s undergraduate degree completion and application to South College;
- Applicant’s work experience and accomplishments in their profession;
- Grade point average in graduate work at other accredited academic institutions.