Master of Arts/ Masters of Science
The Psychology Department presently offers six master's degree programs. Three lead to the Master of Arts in Psychology with concentrations in Developmental; Mind, Brain, Behavior; and Social Psychology. Three areas of graduate study lead to the Master of Science in Psychology with concentrations in Clinical, School, and Industrial/Organizational Psychology. All of these programs have been designed to meet specific academic needs and to qualify students for further study and/or vocational goals.
The Application Process
There are two applications which must be completed simultaneously.
The University Application
This must be filed with the Graduate Division. The University application can be obtained online at http://www.csumentor.com/admissionapp/grad_apply.asp questions regarding the University application can be directed to the Graduate Division (415) 338-2234.
The Psychology Department Application
This must be filed with the Psychology Department. Departmental application forms can be obtained from the Psychology Office (Ethnic Studies & Psychology Building, Room 301) or at, http://psychology.sfsu.edu/graduate/application.html. All Application materials must be submitted together in one packet, no exceptions!!
Department Application Filing Dates
The application filing dates for the three Master of Arts programs and the three Master of Science programs is February 1st. Application packets must be postmarked by the February 1st deadline, no exception. Late applications will not be reviewed.
Department Application Instructions
If you would like us to inform you when we receive your departmental application, you should also include a self-addressed postcard with a valid stamp.
Applications must be Post Marked by February 1st No Exceptions!!
Inquiries about specific University application procedures for international students should be directed to International Admissions at (415) 338-1293 or at Graduate Division, prospective international applicantâs website: http://www.sfsu.edu/~gradstdy/ main-international.htm
Download and Fill out the Application:
The psychology department promotes a self-managed application process. In this process, the applicant is responsible for collecting and submitting all required application materials together in on packet, no exceptions!! This ensures a timely processing of materials.
Request THREE Letters of Recommendation:
There are no forms available for letters of recommendation. All candidates must submit three letters of recommendation from persons whom are acquainted with your academic qualifications and research and clinical experiences. Please request their signature across the sealed flap of the envelope. Shortly before the deadline, contact your references to ensure that the letters are ready for you to pick up and mail in, with the rest of your materials. (Letters from professors in courses that are closely related to the program to which you are applying are the most useful).
Order a set of official transcripts from all of your undergraduate institution(s), including San Francisco State University, if applicable. (A second set of transcripts should be ordered for the University application, and sent to the Graduate Division.)
The departmental application requires you to include your cumulative GPA from your degree granting undergraduate institution, and your GPA from all undergraduate coursework in psychology. /*Graduate Division requires you to have a minimum of a 3.00 GPA in your last 60 units to be considered by the university for acceptance */
All of the psychology programs require the general portion of the GRE. Request to have your official GRE scores sent directly to the University. To ensure you receive your scores in time for the application deadline, take the GRE test no later than the December prior to the deadline. For more information regarding the GRE visit www.ets.org /* Applicants to the School Psychology Program should include a hard copy of their GRE scores in their department application packet. */ Send Gre scores to the university code: 4684
Send A Complete Departmental Application
Send your completed packet directly to:
Graduate Secretary (insert program's name)
Psychology Department, EP 301
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132-4168