Master of Arts in Psychology

Format Face-to-face, Online, and Hybrid 
Credit hours

30 hours (thesis) or 33 hours (non-thesis)

Time to complete Two years, on average, for full-time students
Time of day

Mornings, Afternoons, Evenings, Online, and Hybrid

Start dates Fall, spring, summer
Application deadlines Spring
  • Sept. 1 (if currently living outside the United States)
  • Nov. 30 (if currently living inside the United States)
  • Feb. 1 (if currently living outside the United States)
  • March 15 (if currently living inside the United States)
  • April 1 (if currently living outside the United States)
  • June 1 (if currently living inside the United States)
Admissions Requirements

Pre-requisites for the M.A. program are a bachelor's degree in psychology, including coursework in experimental design and statistics. Prospective students who do not yet have these pre-requisites can take the necessary pre-requisites in our undergraduate curriculum; students should contact the Chair of the Psychology Department to discuss this possibility.

Documents for Graduate School:

  • Official transcripts: From all colleges and universities attended (minimum GPA accepted 3.25)
  • GRE scores for the general exam: Minimum scores Verbal + Quantitative = 300, with no scores below 150. Ideally, the percentile rank will be 50 or above for each section of the exam.

Documents for Department of Psychology:

  • Three letters of recommendation from university professors; with at least two from Psychology faculty 
  • Letter of intent: A description of why you want to study experimental psychology at UAH and with which faculty member you would potentially like to work
  • Empirical research report: An APA-formatted research paper describing data you have collected and analyzed. If this is not a paper you completed for a class but a publication that you completed with other authors, the applicant must be first author on the paper
Tuition and fees
Graduate Financial Aid
Departmental Assistantships First-year Psychology graduate students may be eligible for scholarship hours.  All application materials must be submitted by June 1 to be considered for these hours.  Second-year students may apply to be considered for one of three GTA positions. This application, obtained from the Psychology Department Staff Assistant (email, must be submitted no later than April 1 for consideration.
Graduate Handbook  2019-2020 Psychology Graduate Handbook