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The Master of Science in General Psychology (MGP) degree is a 34-hour program. Contact Dr. Jason Ferrell for specific information about the program requirements, the application/interview process, and other pertinent information.


Elizabeth Dwyer, Wichita, KS

“Words cannot describe how helpful and understanding Dr. Widick, Mrs. Kline, and Dr. Kirby have been. Each of them has gone out of their way to help me, whether it be proofing a paper, writing letters of recommendation, coming with me to Weatherford for Oklahoma Research Day, or just letting me come into their offices and rant. They have always been there for me, and I could not have made it through undergraduate and graduate without them. It was a pleasure getting to know each of them, and I am so honored I was in their courses. Beyond them, the graduate office has always been incredibly helpful whenever I have a question. I would not have gone to get my Masters anywhere else.”


Goals of MGP Program

The goal of the MGP degree is to make a contribution to the supply of academically prepared graduates who will perform necessary duties in the field of behavioral sciences. More specifically, graduates will be prepared to:

  1. Evaluate and utilize advanced knowledge and theories from psychology and related disciplines to indentify, develop, and implement best practices in the Behavioral Sciences field.
  2. Summarize and critique the psychology literature including core theories.
  3. Demonstrate their understanding and ability to implement basic and applied research designs used to address psychological issues.
  4. Engage in complex, evidence-based practice.
  5. Communicate both orally and in writing at a level that is appropriate for professionals in the Behavioral Sciences field.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to work ethically and effectively with diverse student populations.
  7. Evaluate innovative approaches to mental health issues leading to holistic care for individuals, families, and communities.
  8. Demonstrate critical thinking and accountability related to behavioral sciences.

Program Admission Requirements

In addition to the Graduate Office admission requirements, applicants must also meet the following additional requirements in order to be accepted into the Master of Science in General Psychology program:

  • Baccalaureate degree with at least 12 credit hours in psychology or related field from an accredited program.
  • An overall grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the last 60 hours of courses required for the undergraduate degree.
  • Completion of an undergraduate or graduate course in descriptive or inferential statistics with a grade of "C" or better.
  • Completion of an undergraduate or graduate course in research methodology with a grade of "C" or better.  These credits will not be counted as part of their graduate program.
  • Submission of completed Program Application with a personal statement and a curriculum vitae.
  • Submission of three (3) letters of recommendation attesting to academic ability, professional competency, and personal character.
  • A score that places the individual at the 25th percentile or higher on two of the three areas (verbal, quantitative, and writing) of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), or at the 25th percentile or higher on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT). Note: The GRE is recommended, but the MAT is acceptable.
  • Complete an interview with psychology department graduate faculty. The application/interview process must be completed prior to enrolling in the 10th graduate hour.

Plan of Study and Graduate Advisory Committee Forms

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