All applicants for graduate study at George Mason University must meet the admission standards specified in the Admission chapter of the University Catalog.
Applicants to the MA in psychology must submit:
Applicants with international academic credentials should:
NOTE: Applicants may supply an official international transcript evaluation from an independent evaluation agency approved by NACES or AACRAO. The WES-ICAP evaluation service includes verified academic credentials as part of the evaluation package. If you prefer to have Mason evaluate your international transcripts, you should apply 45 days before the posted deadline date.
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For questions regarding the application process, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at email@example.com or (703) 993-9700.
New students are admitted for fall semester only. All applicants are strongly advised to submit applications and all supporting documents by the programs' posted deadline dates. Deadlines vary by concentration. Each graduate concentration expects to make initial admission decisions by the dates posted below. However, decisions will continue through April 30 as applicants are selected from the waitlist and the programs reach capacity.
Initial decisions typically made by March 1 after open house event in February.
Initial decisions typically made by March 1.
Initial decisions typically made by February 15.
Initial decisions typically made by March 10.
*Applications for the applied developmental psychology, cognitive and behavioral neuroscience, human factors/applied cognition, and school psychology concentrations received after the deadline may be considered on a space-available basis.
Applicants to the MA in psychology must have 15 credits in psychology including a general/introductory course, a course in statistics, and a laboratory course in psychology. The concentration in school psychology also requires courses in abnormal psychology and developmental psychology.
The department considers all applications, considers them as a whole, and there are no rigid minimum scores required. However, we typically prefer applicants with an undergraduate GPA > 3.00, a GPA in psychology course work > 3.25, and GRE scores > the 50th percentile. Experience, letters of recommendation, publications, and (in some programs) an interview, can help compensate for deficiencies in numeric qualifications. No specific set of qualifications guarantees admission.