The minimum application consists of the following seven elements:1. A completed 2. Complete transcripts of all college work (minimum 3.0 GPA)3. Scores on the Graduate Record Exam General. Scores on the GRE Psychology test are not required. Applicants to the MA program are most likely to be considered with minimum scores of 155 Verbal, 156 Quantitative, 4.5 Analytical Writing. Applicants to the PhD program are most likely to be considered with minimum scores of 158 Verbal, 159 Quantitative, and 4.5 Analytical Writing. 4. Three letters of recommendation from professors, employers, or others qualified to evaluate your potential for graduate work (Uploaded through online application system).5. An essay explaining your research interests and experience, career goals, and an indication of the faculty members whose work is of particular interest to you (Uploaded through online application system).6. A curriculum vitae or resume.7. A sample of your writing (e.g., a paper you wrote for a course, a senior thesis or a master’s thesis uploaded through application process). Ideally, the sample should demonstrate your ability to write clearly about psychological research.
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Q: What goes into a personal statement?
A: Personal statements are among the most challenging pieces of any graduate school application. A strong statement should synthesize the high points of your academic and applied experiences into a concise essay that conveys a clear message of ability, passion, and “fit” to the selection committees and/or potential mentors at your targeted programs. Statements usually include career goals, previous research experience and interests, clinical experience, etc. However, it’s important to note that your statement should not be a narrative regurgitation of your CV; it needs to convey subjective evidence for why those objective details make you such a wonderful applicant. There are many online resources available to help write a strong statement (e.g. , ). Also remember to have as many people read and revise your statement as possible. Assistance with statement guidance or revision is available in the psychology undergraduate advising office.
Writing A Convincing Personal Statement For Grad School – Part 1 of 5
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Gaining acceptance into Marist's highly competitive Master of Arts in School Psychology program depends on a variety of factors, which can include undergraduate academic performance, prior work experience, recommendation letters, and an application essay.