Master of Arts in General Psychology

The Master of Arts in General Psychology (MAGP) is broad-based and research–oriented.. This program supplies the critical skills and knowledge for educational and occupational advancement in psychology. The program centers around a core curriculum of statistics, research design, substantive areas of psychology, and a research-based thesis.Students tailor their sequence of courses and research to

  • Pursue further graduate work at universities that offer the Ph.D. in psychology;
  • Find employment that requires masters-level expertise in applied psychology;
  • Work as human factors and evaluation research specialists in government, community agencies and industry.



The MAGP program consists of 39 credit hours of course work, including a minimum of three hours of supervised research and six thesis hours. Most students complete the program in two academic years.


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Review of applications will begin in February. Admissions to the MAGP program will commence March 1 and will continue on a rolling basis until June 1. Early application is encouraged as space in the program is limited. The applicant’s completed application folder must include: transcripts, resume/vita and personal statement, Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores, and letters of recommendation. Send all application materials directly to the UNF Graduate School, NOT to the Department of Psychology.

In addition to the University requirements for graduate admission, an applicant to the MAGP program must:

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least 3.0 for the last 60 semester hours 
  • Have completed at least 12 semester hours in psychology from an approved institution, including either Statistics or Research Methods, and Experimental Psychology (typically a four hour lab course), and two of the following: Personality, Psychobiology, Lifespan Development, Social, and Cognition. The student must have maintained a GPA of 3.0 or higher across these courses. The applicant may file a written request for the Department to consider equivalent coursework.  The applicant can satisfy course requirements by earning a satisfactory score on the appropriate College Level Exam Program (CLEP) test or on the appropriate advanced placement program test. 
  • Submit scores on the Verbal and Quantitative components of the GRE. Normally, the student will have earned minimum scores of either 150 on the Verbal component or 146 on the Quantitative component.  The specialty component is not required. 
  • Provide a two-page resume/vita along with a personal statement (500 word maximum). The personal statement should include: reasons for seeking admission to the MAGP program, professional and career objectives, and research interests. It also is beneficial to specify faculty member(s) with whom the applicant would like to work in research.
  • Request two letters of recommendation from faculty and/or employers who can speak to the applicant’s suitability for graduate study and the profession of psychology. Recommenders should type these letters on letterhead paper, if possible.  

Applicants not selected for admission can send a written request to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences to review their qualifications. The request must contain additional information. The Dean must receive the request prior to the beginning of the term for which the student applied.


To begin the application process, contact the UNF Graduate School at (904) 620-1360 and request an MAGP program information package . Direct follow-up questions to the Psychology Office at (904) 620-2807 or to the program director Lori Lange, Ph.D. - MAGP Director.