Application and Admission
Admission to the Master of Science in Psychological Sciences with a concentration in Industrial/Organizational Psychology is based on evidence of leadership, a commitment to diversity, and relevant skills and accomplishments that demonstrate the potential for excellence. Students admitted to the program typically have competitive GRE (Verbal, Quantitative, and Written) scores and GPAs, although we are fundamentally interested in admitting the best students regardless of scores and recognize that a number of factors can impact test scores.
Master’s Program Application Process
The program will begin accepting applications for Fall 2022 admission on December 20th, 2021.
The application deadline is February 1st for international applicants and February 15th for U.S. applicants. All components of your application listed below, including letters of recommendations, must be on file by this deadline. The Office of Graduate and Professional Studies offers the Avilés-Johnson [Diversity] Fellowship to incoming graduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Applicants who wish to be considered must have a complete application on file by January 14th and include justification related to their eligibility in their application. Please do not ask to be nominated for this fellowship as the program makes this determination internally.
1. Complete and Submit the Texas A&M University GraduateCAS Application Online
Application Location: https://texasam2021.liaisoncas.com/*The major to select is MS Psychological Sciences. Visit the Admissions Office website to determine your eligibility for an application fee waiver.
2. Send Your Test Scores
Test scores will need to be sent directly from the Educational Testing service to Texas A&M University
- GRE scores: Applicants must submit official scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Official GRE Scores should be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service to Texas A&M University and be from a test date within five years of the date the application form reached the Office of Admissions. We do not have a minimum GRE cut-score and do not require the GRE Psychology Subject test. For information on test dates and locations, please visit Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) Website . Use code 6003 to report your GRE scores to Texas A&M University.
- GRE Waiver Request: We strongly recommend that all applicants complete the GRE regardless of waiver eligibility. Applicants who have four (4) or more years of full-time post-baccalaureate professional work experience may be eligible for a GRE waiver. Relevant practical experience in the form of military experience, etc., may also be considered. In addition to credible employment, such applicants must also have strong academic records and demonstrated quantitative skills. Those interested in requesting a GRE waiver should contact the Program Director (email@example.com) to indicate their interest and subsequently submit the MS PSYS (I-O) GRE Waiver Request Form. Please note that GRE waiver request will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants who are approved for the GRE waiver are ineligible for the merit-based MSIOP competitive scholarship.
- TOEFL scores: Official TOEFL scores are required by the university for all applicants whose first language is not English. Unless you have a 4 year B.A. or M.A. degree from an accredited university in an English-speaking country, you are required to take the TOEFL examination to provide evidence of English language proficiency. This test can be waived if your GRE verbal score is 146 or higher. Also review the International Graduate section of the Admissions website to learn about additional alternatives to demonstrating English proficiency. TOEFL scores should be sent directly from the testing service, and must be from a test date within two years of the date of your application. For information on registration, test centers, dates and test formats, go to http://toefl.org. Use code 6003 to report your TOEFL scores to Texas A&M University.
3. Upload Your Unofficial Transcript(s)
Your unofficial transcripts should be up-to-date and include fall 2021 grades, if you are still pursuing your degree. Please do not send your official transcripts directly to Admissions office until after you have been admitted. Once you have been admitted, your transcripts must be mailed directly from your institution to the TAMU Office of Admissions at the address below. Texas A&M will accept electronic transcripts through PARCHMENT, SPEEDE, eScrip-SAFE or National Clearing House. Transcripts from any other vendor will not be accepted. Please send electronic transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org. Do NOT mail Official transcripts to the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. If you completed your undergraduate study at Texas A&M University, you do not need to submit an official transcript from the University.
Graduate Admissions Processing
Office of Admissions
Texas A&M University
P.O. Box 40001
College Station, TX 77842-4001
If you are an international graduate applicant please view a brief List of Bachelor Degree Equivalencies by Country. If you do not find your country listed and are unsure of your degree equivalency, please contact the Office of Admissions at email@example.com. Applicants who do not possess a degree considered to be equivalent to a U.S. Bachelor’s degree or higher will be denied admission.
Note to Applicants from India: A four-year Bachelor’s degree is required to be eligible for graduate school admission at Texas A&M University. For applicants with a three-year Bachelor’s degree, please note that a completed Master’s degree or Post-Graduate Diploma is also required to be eligible for graduate school admission at Texas A&M University.
4. Submit Required Documents and Recommender Information in the GraduateCAS system
- Statement of Purpose: The statement of purpose (also known as a “personal statement”) must address the following: (a) your interest in the field of study, (b) your reasons for applying to the MS Psychological Sciences (Concentration in I-O Psychology) program at Texas A&M University, (c) how you would contribute to diversity and inclusion if admitted, (d) your post-graduation career plans, and (e) other aspects of your background and interests that could help the admissions committee evaluate your potential for graduate study. There are no word count or page number restrictions for the statement of purpose. Upload your statement of purpose within the GraduateCAS online application.
- Resume/CV: Please upload your well-formatted resume/CV into the GraduateCAS system. Your resume/CV should highlight skills and accomplishments relevant to the pursuit of the MS Psychological Sciences (Concentration in I-O Psychology) degree. These should include, but not limited to, work experience, relevant coursework, research experience, research presentations and/or publications, relevant minors/concentrations/certifications, statistical skills/applications/software, and extracurricular activities. The program has no page limitations for the resume/CV document.
- Letters of Recommendation: The GraduateCAS online application includes a Recommendations section where you must add your recommenders’ information. Once you have saved the recommendation requests, GraduateCAS will contact each recommender via email to request the completion of the recommendation form and letter of recommendation. We require three letters of recommendations from academic and professional (NOT personal) sources. The letters must be submitted directly by recommenders through the electronic system.