Department of Psychology, Sociology and Social Work
Master of Arts (M.A.) Degree
Psychology Graduate Program
The Psychology Program offers a master's degree leading to mental health positions, licensure for specialist in school psychology (LSSP) or psychological associate (LPA), and enhanced competitiveness to enter doctoral programs in psychology. Many graduates have entered highly competitive doctoral programs in a variety of psychological specializations - clinical, counseling, I/O, biopsychology, experimental, social, comparative, statistics, etc.
General Admission Requirements
- Admission: Students are granted admission when the applicant has an undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher and scores in the 50th percentile or higher in one or more categories (math, verbal or analytical) of the GMAT.
- Conditional Admission: Students that do not qualify for regular admission are granted conditional admission when the applicant has an undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or higher and scores in the 25th percentile or higher on the composite score of the GRE or GMAT.
- Students not qualifying for regular or conditional admission will be denied admission and may consult with the dean of the Graduate School for assistance on future admission possibilities or possible committee review for conditional admission based on special circumstances consistent with House Bill 1641.
Application for Admission
Letter of Recommendation
To view information about School Psychology, click on the link.
I received your inquiry about the psychology graduate program at WTAMU. I wanted to tell you a little about what we offer. We have three tracks within our broad psychology master's program. At this time all of them lead to a Master's of Arts in psychology.
We have an adaptable program that offers both thesis and non-thesis tracks. It has a core of basic courses and a significant amount of freedom to choose courses to meet a student’s specific needs. It can be setup to help a student become more competitive for doctoral programs in psychology. This is usually done by helping the student decide on the area of interest and developing a thesis in this domain. It can also be setup as non-thesis and meet requirements for a master's level license to practice therapy in Texas (the LPC). Each of these is 42 hours.
The third option is a specialist training in School Psychology and is a 66 hour program that meets the education standards set by NASP (National Association of School Psychologists) for certification and Texas LSSP (Licensed Specialist in School Psychology) licensure. School psychology is not school counseling but a psychologist that works in the school system doing evaluation and intervention.
If you are interested in any of these programs let me know and I will send you application materials for the program. You will also need to apply to the graduate school via Apply Texas (applytexas.org). The graduate school does require that a GRE score be sent to them to complete an application.
If you have questions for me please e-mail me or call me (806) 651-2729. You can also give me a time and number to call you. I hope we can help you with your educational plans.