Applied Psychology

This program is currently not admitting any new students.

Degrees and certificates offered

Master of Applied Psychology

Program Coordinator Contact Information

Dr. Elisabeth Sherwin

Phone: 501.569.3171



Applications are only accepted for fall admission. Applications should be received by the UALR Graduate School by March 15. Applications received after March 15 will be considered as long as space is available.

Admission Requirements

Each fall, the program will accept students into the master’s program based on space availability and the applicant’s ability to meet program admission requirements. To be considered for admission, students must meet the following requirements.

  • Completed a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited undergraduate program
  • Maintained a cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0
  • Completed at least 3 hours of undergraduate psychology coursework with an understanding of the broad field of psychology
  • Completed undergraduate course work (at least 6 hours) in statistics and research methods receiving at least a “B” in each of those courses
  • Received at least the following on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE): 151 on the verbal section, 146 on the quantitative reasoning section, and 3.5 on the analytical writing section
  • Submitted three letters of recommendation from college or university faculty familiar with the applicant’s academic work. These letters should be on college or university letterhead and sent directly to the UALR Graduate School.
  • Submitted a letter of intent describing the field or specialty within psychology for which they are seeking graduate preparation. The letter should also include a description of how the proposed training relates to the applicant’s career goals.

Applications for admission to the MAP program are evaluated on a competitive basis by the program faculty and acceptance is conferred to the most qualified applicants. Fulfilling admission prerequisites and requirements is necessary to be considered but does not guarantee acceptance.

Conditional Admission:
Occasionally, otherwise qualified prospective students might not meet the criteria related to undergraduate course work or GRE scores. Materials will be reviewed by the program faculty for individual merit. Students may be admitted conditionally with the provision that they take and pass with at least a B up to 6 hours specified by the program coordinator during their first semester (e.g., PSYC 7330 Advanced General Psychology, EDFN 7304 Basic Statistics, etc.). These courses could be considered electives towards the overall master’s degree requirements. Students admitted on a conditional basis are not eligible for scholarships or other graduate assistance through the department until they are admitted regularly.

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