Q 1. When is your application deadline?
A 1. March 15 for the fall semester; December 1 for the spring semester.
Q 2. I graduate in December. Can I start the program in January?
A 2. Yes. Although you won't be able to complete the program in two years (it would be a minimum of 2 ½ years), there are several courses that you could take that would get you well on your way towards your M.A.
Q 3. Do I need the GRE? How do I get signed up to take it?
A 3. We require the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test (Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical scores). We do not require the Subject test in Psychology but if you take it, you are welcome to submit your scores. The GRE General Exam is administered by computer and is scheduled individually. Information about the test and how to register is available at http://www.GRE.org. You should have your scores sent directly from the Educational Testing Service to us.
Q 4. Do you have an application fee?
A 4. Yes. We have a non-refundable $40 application fee.
Q 5. I didn't do very well on the GRE. Does your program have cut-offs?
A 5. No. We consider all aspects of the application in making our admissions decisions. Undergraduate grades, letters of recommendation from faculty, research and volunteer/work experience as well as GRE scores all enter into our decision.
Q 6. What do you require for the application?
A 6. Please see our Applications and Admissions page
Q 7. How do I get an application form?
A 7. Please see our Applications and Admissions page
Q 8. I wasn't a psych major in college; can I still be considered for the program?
A 8. Yes. You must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, and a minimum of 15 hours of undergraduate psychology including a statistics course, an experimental laboratory course, and a course in abnormal psychology, each with a minimum grade of "C".
Q 9. I haven't had one of the psychology courses you require. Can I still be admitted?
A 9. Outstanding candidates who are missing a requirement are sometimes granted provisional admission to the program. Full admission is then contingent upon fulfilling remaining requirements during the first semester of study at Washburn.
Q 10. Do you require a campus interview?
A 10. Although we are delighted to meet with you should you want to visit our campus and meet with faculty members or students, a campus interview is not required. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to arrange a campus visit.