BA to MA Admission Criteria*
Students who have
a. Attained the “Standards of Achievement” described below, and
b. Completed their Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Washburn University
will be granted
c. Admission into Washburn’s Psychology Masters Program, and
d. Exclusion from the competitive admissions process
Students who do not fulfill the Standards of Achievement are strongly encouraged to apply via the processed outlined in the subsequent section ("Application Process").
BA-MA graduate school admission application
Please notify the department upon completion of the application at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may enter zeroes for the GRE scores on the application because GRE scores are not required for this application.
The Standards of Achievement are:
1. Prerequisite course grade requirements
No more than one C can be earned in any of the following courses
(At least two of these courses must be completed at Washburn)
PY 151 Psychological Statistics
PY 251 Research Methods, and
PY231 Abnormal Psychology.
2. GPA requirements
Overall GPA of 3.2 or higher. and
GPA in last 60 hours of 3.5 or higher, and
GPA across all Psychology courses of 3.5 or higher.
3. Research requirements
Completion and presentation of a research project as part of the PY Major Capstone
as demonstrated through the completion of PY390 Directed Research.
4. Faculty Recommendation requirements
Unambiguous approval of at least three full-time Washburn Psychology faculty
Members evidenced by a rating on item #9 of the Masters of Arts in Psychology “Recommendation Form” of “recommended” or “highly recommended”.
GRE scores are not required of “in house” applicants.
Timelines for consideration for admission:
- Paperwork will be due from the student on January 15.
- The department will inform students of their acceptance by February 1.
- Students will be required to accept or decline the offer by March 15.
* Student are eligible to take advantage of this program for 5 years from the date of graduation