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Online M.A. in Psychology: Admission Requirements

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Degree and Minimum GPAUndergraduate degree from a 4-year college.

3.0 minimum GPA preferred; students with 2.8 with work experience and 3.0 in major courses are still considered.
TranscriptsOfficial transcripts for all colleges attended are required.
Official GMAT/GRE ScoreNo tests required.
Additional Requirements
  • Resume
  • 400-word personal essay
  • 1 letter of recommendation

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International Students

The online M.A. in Psychology program accepts international students, although they may have to meet specific requirements in order to enroll.

English Language ProficiencySAT, ACT, TOEFL, or IELTS scores to verify English proficiency.
Official Transcript EvaluationOfficial evaluation by a current member organization of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

You can find the list of current members at Please request that the evaluation company send the official evaluation report directly to Carlow University.
PassportCopy of passport can be emailed to
Notarized Affidavit of Support FormAll affidavits of support must be accompanied by an official/notarized bank or employer’s statement and must show evidence that the amount pledged is available. If a student has more than one sponsor, each sponsor must submit a Carlow notarized affidavit with an accompanying statement. Bank statements should be no older than six months.

Transfer Credit

Carlow’s online Master’s in Psychology program allows you to transfer up to 9 credits. Find out more about transferring credits by requesting information.

When to Apply

With two start dates per year, it’s always a good time to begin your application. If you’re ready to take the next step on your journey with Carlow, apply today.