Full Admission Requirements

  • Complete department application
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • Writing Sample
  • Bachelors degree in psychology or substantial equivalent*
  • Official Transcripts
  • Undergraduate grade point average (GPA) in last 60 hours of 3.0 or higher
  • Zoom interview with faculty 

*Substantial equivalent includes those courses which are prerequisites for advanced courses in the plan of study: General Psychology, Human or Child Development, Abnormal or Personality Psychology, a Statistics class that covers ANOVA thoroughly, and one course from the following: Learning, Cognition, Psychological Testing, or Biological Psychology. The MA programs also require an experimental course (not required for SSP).


All applicants need to apply to the university graduate school and supply official transcripts. This application includes the departmental application and other requirements. All material should be uploaded to the WTAMU Graduate School Applicant Portal.

Additional Information:

All applicants will be reviewed for conditional admission even if they do not meet the requirements for full admission (above). Conditions for admission are based on student needs and are discussed with the applicant.

The admissions committee will contact you to arrange a personal interview.

The admissions committee will review applications for fall admission starting February 1st. Applicants who apply before that date should receive a decision or a request for an interview by March 1st. Applicants offered a position in the program must officially accept the offer by April 15th. Otherwise, the position may be offered to another applicant. Following the initial review of applications, later applications may be reviewed until August 1st if space is available.

For applicants interested in scholarships, there are several available for fall admission, and priority will be given to those who apply by February 1st.

The deadline for spring admissions is December 1st, and spring positions are often limited.