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     We appreciate your interest in the Psychology graduate degree here at Alabama A & M University.  The Masters Degree programs in Psychology and Counseling are designed to provide a foundation for advanced study and enable the student to qualify for an appropriate master’s level professional position in the broad fields of human behavior and services.  The links on this page will allow you access to information that will assist you in becoming a member of the Bulldog family.  We hope to see you soon and GO BULLDOGS!

Admission Requirements

Regular/Full Admission Status

To be admitted unconditionally, applicants must meet the following criteria:

1.   Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 GPA scale at the undergraduate level from a regionally accredited college/university or a 2.3 cumulative undergraduate GPA and a minimum of a 2.75 in the final two years of the undergraduate major curriculum and at least two years of professional experience.

2.   Must have completed undergraduate requirements for admission to the proposed graduate program.

3.   Must have met any program-specific requirements.


Conditional Admission Status

Students who do not meet one of the two main requirements (GPA) for Regular Admission may be admitted to the Conditional Admission category for one semester until completion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). A student in Conditional Admission status will not be allowed to enroll in courses other than those specified by their program of study. Students are required to earn a minimum of ’B’ grade in these courses to progress to Regular Admission. Otherwise, the student will be dismissed from the School of Graduate Studies. (Graduate Catalog 2013-2014, p. 16).  

Provisional/Special Admission Status

Students may be granted temporary admission for one semester under the following conditions:  Special students, who are unable to meet the deadline for filing an official application for admission may be granted temporary admission, provided they present acceptable evidence concerning their qualifications for graduate study.  Regular admission must be accomplished within the first term of registration or the student may be terminated.

Non-Degree Status (Undeclared Major)

This is a category for students who do not intend to seek an advanced degree from Alabama A&M University. Persons seeking to enroll as non-degree students must possess an undergraduate degree from a regionally or nationally accredited institution. They also must have a cumulative undergraduate GPA 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale). Non-degree students usually include:

1.   Those who intend to transfer graduate credit earned at Alabama A&M University to other institutions.

2.   Those who intend to use graduate credits earned for professional certification.

3.   Those that enroll for personal satisfaction.

A non-degree student who subsequently seeks a full admission must satisfy requirements for admission to the specific program. Non-degree students are only allowed to transfer a maximum of 9 semester hours if they get approval to enter an AAMU graduate degree program. (Graduate Catalog 2013-2014, p. 16)