Psychology (M.A.)

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Program Overview:

The University of Northern Iowa Department of Psychology offers a master's degree in general psychology designed to provide advanced training in the major applied and basic areas of psychology. The program has a strong empirical orientation, emphasizes competence in research methodology, and requires that each graduate student satisfy a thesis requirement. The program reflects the views of department faculty that such an orientation is essential for the education of sophisticated consumers of psychological research at the master's level and for the preparation of students interested in the pursuit of a doctoral degree. This program is designed for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree or significant coursework in psychology.

Areas of Concentration Currently Available:

  • Clinical Science
  • Social Psychology

Admission Requirements:

  • International Application for Admission
  • Official Transcripts sent directly from your current and/or all prior academic institutions that you have attended to the Office of Admissions
  • Minimum undergraduate grade point average of a 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale
  • Official TOEFL (79), IELTS (6.5), or Duolingo (105)
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation coming from former instructors and those engaged in or familiar with the field of psychology. 
  • Applicant Statement addressing the background and preparation for pursuing a graduate degree in psychology, motivations for seeking degree at UNI, research experience and interests and professional goals
  • Resume/CV including Educational background, Research experience, Presentations and/or publications, Relevant work experience, Relevant extracurricular activities and/or psychology-related public service and Awards, distinctions, honors, and/or skills

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall Semester:
    • Full consideration: February 1
    • Final Date: April 15 (applications considered if openings remaining)

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