The Master of Science in Psychological Science 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 PhD 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:
- Behavioral Neuroscience
- Lifespan Development
- Social Psychology
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.
Application Requirement Information
International Applicant Requirements
Frequently Asked Questions
Fall Term . . . . . . . . June 1
Admits for fall term only.
The review process begins in February. Students are encouraged to submit applications early as this is a limited-access program.
The following must be submitted by the posted deadline. Incomplete applications with outstanding requirements, or those post-marked after the posted deadline, are subject to cancellation. Once an application has been cancelled, the applicant will be required to apply for the next available term, or as a graduate non-degree seeking applicant (limitations apply).
- UNF admission application
- Application fee
- If applicable, collection holds and judicial holds must be cleared
All of the below university and program requirements
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.
Official transcripts, and foreign evaluations if applicable,
from all post-secondary institutions
Additional program requirements:
- Resume or curriculum vitae
- Letter of intent
- Not to exceed 500 words
- Describe reasons for seeking a graduate degree in Psychology and career goals
- Summarize research skills and any other experiences (e.g. volunteer work) that are relevent to particular area(s) of interest in psychology
- Identify a faculty member with whom to work with, and discuss how career goals fit with their research interest
- Two letters of recommendation
- Must be from faculty and/or employers who can speak to the suitability of the applicant for graduate study and the profession of psychology
- GRE test scores
- Taken within the last 5 years
- 150 verbal and 146 quantitative
Curriculum and Requirements
of the Program