The Psychological Science M.S. degree program is individually tailored to meet each student's needs and goals. Because it is primarily a tutorial program with a strong emphasis on independent study and one-to-one faculty/student interaction, the number of students admitted each year is quite limited. In addition to GPA and GRE scores, admission decisions are heavily based on the personal statement which should detail the applicant's research interests and educational goals. Persons wishing to apply to this program should examine the listing of the current research interests of the faculty to determine which instructor would best match or support their needs.
- Hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
- Submit an official score (not over five years old) for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).
- Submit three letters of recommendation and a personal statement. Personal statements should describe the student’s career goals, research interests and a faculty member who can serve as their mentor. Our program focuses on a mentor based approach.
- Have a minimum grade point average of 2.7 (based on a 4.0 scale) on all undergraduate work taken prior to receiving the baccalaureate degree or 3.0 in the senior year. In a typical year, the average GPA of admitted applicants is 3.4; GRE scores and GPA are combined into a single admissions index.
- GA Application
For more information:
Dr. Jill Shelton, Graduate Program Director
Psychology Department (2803)
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
615 McCallie Avenue Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403
Office: 540 McCallie Avenue, Room 378