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
Note: The program will begin accepting applications for Fall 2022 admission in December 2021.
The annual application deadline is February 15th. 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 4th 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.
**Due to difficulties with test taking during the COVID-19 pandemic, the GRE score requirement is temporarily waived for applications submitted for fall 2021 admission.** Please DO NOT report or send GRE scores to the program for fall 2021 admission; measures have been implemented to ensure standardized procedures and the selection committee will not be able to view any submitted GRE scores.
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 and you can only apply to one degree seeking program within the Texas A&M system. 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: 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. **Due to difficulties with test taking during the COVID-19 pandemic, the GRE score requirement is temporarily waived for applications submitted for fall 2021 admission.**
- 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 Transcripts (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. NOTE: If you completed your undergraduate study at Texas A&M University, you do not need to submit an official transcript from the University. 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 email@example.com
Do NOT mail Official transcripts to the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Graduate Admissions Processing
Office of Admissions
Texas A&M University
P.O. Box 40001
College Station, TX 77842-4001
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.