Psychology Graduate Admission Matrix

The Department of Psychology bases admission decisions on a holistic review of credentials in which the following criteria are used to assess the potential success of each applicant. Students must also meet the University graduate admission requirements described on the Graduate School Requirement Website.

  • GRE scores for Verbal and Quantitative tests
  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA
  • Grades received in major coursework
  • Program prerequisites
  • Writing sample (Letter of Intent)
  • Three letters of reference
  • Field Experience or Skill sets
  • Counseling Interview

 

Quantitative Components

  LowModerateHigh
GRE        
  Verbal *

Below 50th Percentile

50th - 65th Percentile

Greater than 65th Percentile

  Quantitative Below 50th Percentile 50th - 65th Percentile

Greater than 65th Percentile

  

Low

Moderate

High

GPA

       
 

Undergraduate Cumulative

Less than 3.00

3.01 - 3.50

3.51 and above

 

Psychology GPA

Less than 3.00

3.01 - 3.50

3.51 and above

 

Grades in Psychology Courses

C or lower

B A
 

Program Prerequisites **

0 - 2 met

3 - 4 met

All courses met

 

Scholarly Components

  

No to Low Evidence

Moderate Evidence

Strong Evidence

Letters of Reference

       
 

Number from Faculty (one is required)

0 1 2 or more
      Indicators:      
 

Concrete statements of scholarly potential

0 1 2 or more
 

Concrete statement of behaviors related to academic success

0 1 2 or more
 

Indications of match with UWF

0 1 2 or more
 

Indications of work habits (perseverance; self motivated)

0 1 2 or more

Letter of Intent

       
 

Writing style/mechanics

0 1 2 or more
 

Clear statement of goals

0 1 2 or more
  Clear match between goal and UWF program 0 1 2 or more
  Match between student interest and faculty interest/focus 0 1 2 or more
 

Statement of motivation for academic work

0 1 2 or more
  

Low

Moderate

High

Related Experience

       
 

Evidence of research within field

0

1

2 or more

 

Evidence of service (e.g., volunteer, work experience) within field

0

1 2 or more
 

Skill set (e.g., technology)

0

1 2 or more

 

Additional Requirements

                   Counseling Interview Rating

 

* For those applicants who can demonstrate that English is their 2nd language, a passing TOEFL score may be used to enhance the GRE Verbal score.

** Department Prerequisites: PSY2012 - General Psychology; STA2023 - Introduction to Statistics; PSY3213 and PSY3215 – Research Methods I and II; at least one 3000/4000 psychology course in area of interest and other psychology courses that are a prerequisite for a master's level course (i.e, EXP4404 - Psychology of Learning)

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