Master of Science Program in: Psychology, Clinical1 (552)
1 In correcting deficiencies, only credits earned with a minimum grade of B will be accepted.
Admission Requirements of the Program:
Admission with Regular Status into the program requires:
1. A bachelor’s degree with at least 18 semester hours in
Psychology, including at least three semester hours from
each of the following areas: statistics, test and measurements, abnormal, and experimental.
2. Grade point average of at least 3.0.
3. GRE of 900 (combined verbal and quantitative).
4. Self-Statement (500-word, double-spaced, typed essay that
discusses the student’s personal goals and reasons for
wanting to earn a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology
from Northwestern State University).
5. Two letters of recommendation.
6. Interview with departmental graduate faculty.
Conditional admission to the Clinical Psychology program
may be granted for the first 9 semester hours of approved
graduate study for students who:
Have a grade point average of at least 2.5 but less than 3.0
and GRE of 900
Have a GRE score of 750 (combined verbal and
quantitative) but less than 900 and GPA of 3.0.
Conditional status in a master’s degree program may be
changed to regular status by earning 9 semester hours of
approved graduate degree credit at Northwestern State
University with a grade of B or better on all graduate work
pursued. Failure to achieve regular status after 9 graduate
The Master of Science degree in Psychology, Clinical is
accredited by the Masters in Psychology Accreditation
International Student Requirements:
Admission for International Students
To be admitted for graduate study, international students
must present to Northwestern State University an evaluation
of their educational credentials by a United States professional
evaluating service that has been approved by the university.
International students must also meet all requirements for
admission to the Graduate School. In addition, other
documents required are: official TOEFL (Test of English as a
Foreign Language) scores (minimum score of 500 paper and
173 computer), an official Financial Statement Certification
verifying bank funds available in U.S. dollars, an Educational
Experience by Years list, a Health Form, and Immunization
Record. All admission records must be on file at least 30 days
prior to the date of registration. International students are only
admitted on a conditional basis for the first 12 hours (see
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