2018 - 2019 Graduate Catalogue 
    Jun 14, 2024  
2018 - 2019 Graduate Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Science in Experimental Psychology: Health and Sports Psychology Option

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This degree does not qualify a student for any licensing certificate in Sports Psychology.  This degree is structured to meet the education requirement of the Association for Applied Sports Psychology (AASP).  It is the student's responsibility to be sure the elective coursework chosen meets the current requirements.  Licensure requirements can be found on the AASP website.

To be admitted to this program, the prospective student must meet all requirements for admission to the School of Graduate Studies and the Master of Science in Experimental Psychology program.

Minimum Admission Requirements:

  1. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree with a minimum of 3.0 grade point average (four-point scale) or graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's degree or higher with a minimum of 3.0 grade point average (four-point scale) is required and at least nine hours of undergraduate psychology courses with a 3.0 grade point average.
  2. A minimum score of 280 (combined) on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) (Verbal and Quantitative), and a minimum score of 3.0 on the writing portion.
  3. On-time application packet that contains the application form, all student transcripts, GRE scores, a Statement of Purpose (including whether the student plans to take the comprehensive exam or write a thesis, the type of research the student is interested in, and a list of 2-3 faculty members the student would be interested in working with), a 3-5 page writing sample, and a list of three academic references with full names, titles/positions, school names, current telephone numbers and email addresses.
  4. Entering international students must have a minimum TOEFL score requirement of 550 on the paper-based TOEFL or 79 on the iBT, 6.5 on the IELTS, or 1200 on the GTEC CBT, or the equivalent.

Achievement of the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into the degree program.  The Experimental Psychology admissions committee will review the application packets based on minimum requirements and capacity of the faculty members in the program.  Completed applications received after the due date will be reviewed for admission in the next full term.

Completed applications are due April 15 for Fall admission and August 15 for January admission.  All students will begin the program at the beginning of either the Fall or Spring semester.

This program is also offered online. 

I. Core Curriculum: 18 hours

III. Practicum: 3 hours

IV. Thesis (6 hours) or Comprehensive Exam Options

Total Minimum Required: 39-54 hours


  • This program is also offered online.

Program Completion Requirements:

  • Completion of all courses required in the curriculum with a 3.0 quality point average (overall and in each requirement area).
  • At least 36 semester hours within the required areas.  Credit hours beyond 51 will require special permission from the Department of Behavioral Science Chairperson and the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies.
  • Completion of a Master's Thesis or Comprehensive exam.


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