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Master of Science in Psychological Sciences


The master of science in psychological sciences degree program provides advanced psychology training to prepare student scholars for nationally prominent doctoral programs in clinical and experimental psychology. Students will obtain research experience, advanced course work and applied experience in psychology. This research-focused program requires students to work with a research mentor and to be actively involved in at least one research laboratory throughout the two-year training. Students also have the opportunity to gain additional applied experiences through the thriving internship program in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 

Program Information

School: School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Program: Psychological Sciences

Catalog page: MS

MS in Psychological Sciences Fact Sheet

Application Requirements

GPA: Required

Test score required: Yes

GRE math and verbal scores required

Letters of recommendation: 3

Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who can judge the candidate’s probability of success in graduate school. Use the completed Request for Recommendation form. Letters of recommendation may be sent directly to the program.

Admissions essay required: Yes

Deadlines: The application deadline is Feb. 15 each year. Applicants are selected once a year to begin the program in the fall semester.

Other application requirements:

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800 W. Campbell Road GR41
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Office: JO3.314

Possible Careers

Researcher, project coordinator, evaluation specialist, counselor (with additional training), teacher

Salary Information

See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.