Western Kentucky University

Department of Psychology


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Graduate Programs

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Master of Arts

The Master of Arts program in Psychology prepares students to pursue careers in clinical, business, or governmental settings, and/or to enter a doctoral program. Three concentrations are offered: Clinical, Industrial/Organizational, and Psychological Science.

Specialist in Education

The Ed.S. in School Psychology prepares students to deliver psychological services in diverse educational settings.  These services include individual child evaluations, program evaluation, problem – solving consultation, and academic, behavioral and counseling interventions.)

Applying

Unless otherwise indicated, applicants to the M.A concentrations should have a statistics and research methodology course; background in psychology; a minimum GRE Verbal score of 146 and a minimum GRE Quantitative score of 141; an overall Grade Point Average of 2.75 and a Psychology Grade Point Average of 3.00. Beyond these minimum requirements, selection is competitive.

In addition to the minimum GPA and GRE requirements, applicants to the Clinical concentration and School Psychology program should have course work in either abnormal or personality psychology.  Applicants should also submit an affidavit affirming that they have never been convicted or charged with a felony crime. A criminal background check, TB test, and physical exam will be required of successful applicants during the first semester of graduate study at the applicant's expense.

Applicants to the Psychological Science concentration should identify in their Letter of Intent/Purpose the focus area in which they are interested and up to three faculty research mentors with whom they would like to work.

The application and affidavit forms are available online. Please note that there are additional requirements for international students. The application deadline for the Department of Psychology is March 1.  For priority consideration, applications must be received by this deadline.

Applicants should submit:

All application materials should be sent to the Graduate School:

Western Kentucky University
The Graduate School
1906 College Heights Blvd., #11010
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1010
Email: graduate.studies@wku.edu
Fax:  270-745-6950

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 Last Modified 1/16/14