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Earn your Psychology degree at UCM - Lee's Summit
Testimonial about the B.S. in Psychology degree at UCM
Testimonial about the B.S. in Psychology degree at UCM
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Admission Requirements

Selection will be based on the applicant's GPA, GRE scores, consistency of the statement of purpose with program goals, and letters of recommendation indicating high potential for graduate work in Psychology. There is no minimum score required on the GRE, but preference will be given to applicants with a combined Verbal + Quantitative score of 1000 (or 297 in the new scoring system) or higher.

How to Apply

Complete the Graduate School's online application. You will need to have your transcripts sent to the Graduate School and pay the application fee. After you have been admitted to the Graduate School, the Department of Psychological Science will send you the application packet for the M.S. in Psychology program, including recommendation forms and a personal data sheet. You will also need to have your GRE-General scores sent to UCM.

Completed applications will be considered on a space available basis until one week before the first day of classes for the fall and spring semesters. Although admission occurs on a year round basis, the sequence of courses is designed to begin in the fall semester. Starting in the spring or summer may result in an extended time to complete the degree. Upon acceptance into the MS in Psychology program, the student will be assigned a departmental graduate advisor and will be able to apply for federal financial aid.

To be accepted into this program, a student must:

1. Be fully accepted by The Graduate School.
2. Have a 3.0 GPA in at least 12 hours of undergraduate psychology courses at an accredited institution or have a 3.0 GPA or higher in at least 12 hours of graduate psychology courses at an accredited institution.
3. Provide three letters of recommendation.
4. Provide a formal statement of purpose.
5. Submit an official report of Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores.


The student must be fully admitted to The Graduate School. In addition, the applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.00 in twelve or more credit hours of graduate psychology courses at an accredited institution. The applicant must also submit three letters of recommendation; a formal statement of purpose; and an official score report from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Verbal, Quantitative, and Writing sections.