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Physchological Sciences

UMD Graduate School

Program Overview

Our mission is to prepare graduate students with research-based knowledge and skills that are

essential to successful careers in organizational, educational, clinical, and counseling settings.

We are one program with three integrated tracks: Clinical-Counseling Psychology, Industrial-
Organizational Psychology, and General-Experimental Psychology.


Admission and Application Requirements

To be considered for admission into the program, applicants must submit the following

materials and meet the specified criteria:

• A completed Application for Admission form and application fee

• A bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. college or university or a comparable

degree from a recognized college or university in another country

• Preferred minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0-scale

• A degree in Psychology is preferred. Applicants with majors in other areas will be

considered if comparable coursework in statistics and research methods has been


• Graduate Record Examination (GRE) verbal and quantitative test scores

• For international students (whose native language is not English), minimum TOEFL

scores of 550 (paper-based) or 79 with section scores of 21 on writing and 19 in reading


• Applicant statement

• A work sample

• Three letters of recommendation

Our admissions committee will take into consideration a number of factors, including (but

not limited to): applicant’s research and professional experience and interests, written

communication skills, potential for graduate-level work, and match with our program’s

goals and objectives. In addition to the above criteria, the final pool of clinical/counseling

track applicants will be invited to an on-campus or technology-assisted interview before the

admission decision.


Degree Requirements

Clinical-Counseling Psychology track: 50 credits

Industrial-Organizational Psychology track: 36 credits

General-Experimental Psychology track: 36 credits

As part of the coursework, all three tracks have a 6 credit Plan B Research Project in Psychology

requirement. Students in the Clinical-Counseling track may choose to do a Plan C and complete

six additional course credits instead of the research project.



Deadline for admission will be March 1 of the year of admission. Pending available space,

applications accepted after the deadline may be considered. Admitted students must begin in

the fall semester.


Financial Aid

Students enrolled in this degree program may be eligible for federal student aid; applications

and additional information can be found at; also see http://

There may be research or teaching assistantships for fulltime students, but availability varies

year to year based on program budget and faculty projects underway. When assistantships are

available, they are awarded based on merit and need. Those wishing to be considered for an

assistantship should indicate so within the application materials.


Contact Information

Master of Arts in Psychological Science, University of MN Duluth, 320 BohH, 1207 Ordean

Court, Duluth, MN 55812



Telephone: Alexandra Luong, Director of Graduate Studies (DGS): (218) 726-8685

Katy Youngblom, Director of Graduate Studies Assistant:


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