Master of Arts in General Psychology

Graduate Program Director & Advising Coordinator

Dr. Lori Lange

llange@unf.edu

(904) 620-1638

Building 51, Room 3431
ADMISSIONS
Application Information

Applications are accepted for fall term only, and the reviewing process for applications will begin in February.

Students are encouraged to submit applications early as this is a limited-access program.

Application Deadlines

Fall Term . . . . . . . . June 1

Admits during fall term only

Admission Requirements

University requirements:

  1. A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or its equivalent from a foreign institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work attempted in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study.

Additional program requirements:

  1. Official transcripts from all attended institutions
  2. GRE test scores (Institutional Code: 5490)
    • Prior to July 1, 2011:     400-450 verbal, 500-550 quantitative
    • After July 1, 2011:         150 verbal, 146 quantitative
  3. Resume - 2 pages in length
  4. Personal statement (500 words maximum) that includes the following information:
    • reasons for seeking admission to the MAGP program
    • professional and career objectives
    • publications/ presentations/posters (referenced appropriately)
    • any additional research, work or volunteer experiences related to psychology and/or the student's career goals.
    • indication of faculty member with whom applicant would like to work in research (if known)
  5. Two letters of recommendation must be submitted from faculty and/or employers who can speak to the suitability of the applicant for graduate study and the profession of psychology

Students should be aware that admission into any graduate program is granted on a competitive basis. Students meeting minimum requirements may be denied admission based on such factors as program capacity or academic discretion. Likewise, students may be considered for admission as an exception if stated admissions criteria are not met.

 

 

For more information on how to apply click here.

Additional requirements for International applicants can be found here.

THE PROGRAM
Program Overview The Master of Arts in General Psychology (MAGP) is a broad based, research-oriented program intended to equip students with the critical skills and knowledge necessary for continued occupational and educational advancement in the field of psychology. The program consists of course work designed around a core curriculum of statistics, research design, substantive areas of psychology and a research based thesis. Students completing the program are qualified: to go on to further graduate work at universities offering a Ph.D. in psychology; to find employment in jobs requiring masters level expertise in applied psychology; and/or to work as evaluation research specialists in government or community agencies.
Special Notes about the Program

Applicants are not required to have been psychology majors, but it is expected they have completed at least 12 semester hours in psychology undergraduate coursework, including:

  • Statistics or Research Methods
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Two of the following courses:
    • Personality
    • Psychobiology
    • Lifespan Development
    • Social Psychology
    • Cognition

Applicants must have maintained a 3.0 GPA or higher across these courses. Applicants may file a written request to the department to consider equivalent coursework. Applicants can also satisfy course requirements by earing a satisfactory score on the appropriate College Level Exam Program (CLEP) test or on the appropriate advanced placement program test.

INFORMATION
Curriculum and Requirements Curriculum
Program Policies General Psychology Graduate Student Handbook
Total Program
Credit Hours
39
Average Length
of the Program
Two Years
Approximate Enrollment 40
Career Possibilities VIew Career Services Information