All applicants for graduate study at George Mason University must meet the admission standards specified in the Admission chapter of the University Catalog.
Included with their application, all applicants must submit the materials required by the university listed on Application Requirements. Below are clarifications and additions for applicants to this program.
Applicants to the MA in psychology should also submit:
- Departmental Form for MA in Psychology
- Goals statement that is a biographical statement outlining their background and experience and describing their future goals in psychology
- Three letters of reference from professors or supervisors
- GRE scores taken within the past five years (Applicants should plan to take the GRE at least two months before the deadline.)
Applicants to the MA in psychology must have 15 credits in psychology including a course in statistics and a laboratory course in psychology. The concentration in school psychology also requires courses in personality or abnormal psychology, developmental psychology, and tests and measurements.
Successful applicants have an overall GPA of 3.00 for the last 60 undergraduate credits, generally a minimum GPA of 3.25 in undergraduate psychology courses, and combined GRE scores of 1,000 or above. Work experience, publications, or special recommendations may compensate for deficiencies in other qualifications. Because the number of students admitted to each program is limited, meeting these minimum standards does not guarantee admission.
New students are admitted for fall semester only. Deadlines vary by concentration. International applicants must apply 1 month before other stated deadlines.
- Applied developmental psychology: January 1
- Biopsychology (Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience): February 1
- Human factors/applied cognition: February 1
- Industrial/organizational psychology: February 1
- School psychology: January 15