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Admission Requirements

Graduate StudentsApplicants for the Master of Arts in Psychology program must have a broad undergraduate preparation and must
have completed undergraduate courses including General Psychology, Statistics through ANOVA, Experimental
Psychology or Research Methods, and one additional substantive course in psychology. Applicants for the Master of
Arts in Psychology program must have an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution, with an overall
minimum 2.70 average on a 4.00 scale for all undergraduate work or a minimum 3.00 average in the last 60 hours of study, which may include no more than 12 hours of graduate study.

Applicants must provide a score on the general section of the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) taken within the last five years, and submit two letters of recommendation from persons (at least one from a college instructor) qualified to evaluate your ability to pursue graduate study in psychology. Students must also submit to the department an essay describing their interest in counseling or experimental psychology, their long-term goals and ambitions pertaining to the field of psychology, and what they hope to obtain from the M.A. program at Fayetteville State University; a resume with the following information: name, address, phone number, academic background, all colleges attended, dates and degrees obtained,
work experiences, academic and professional awards, professional organizations, and related volunteer experiences.

Admission to the program (or instructor permission) is a prerequisite for taking any graduate courses in psychologyat the 600 level.

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