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Applicants seeking admission to the M.A. in General Psychology program must submit the following directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  1. Graduate Application
  2. Application fee
  3. Official transcripts from all colleges attended
  4. Personal statement
  5. Three letters of recommendation
  6. Official GRE scores
  7. Official score report of the Advanced Psychology Test of the GRE (Recommended but not required)

Students should have a minimum of 18 hours of undergraduate psychology courses, including courses in psychology Research Methods and psychology Statistics, and a minimum GPA of 3.0. Ordinarily, the most useful letters of recommendation come from university faculty who are able to describe the applicant’s potential for success in graduate study. The Department does not use a recommendation form but rather asks referees to send letters on their own letterhead. Please submit all documents to:

Office of Graduate Admissions
Box 2478 SHSU
Huntsville, TX  77341-2478

Inquiries about the Psychology Master’s programs may be directed to:

Dr. Diane Stoebner May
Psychology Masters Program Coordinator
Department of Psychology and Philosophy
Sam Houston State University
Box 2447
Huntsville, TX 77341-2434
Telephone: (936) 294-2434

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