Admission & Application Information

Deadlines

Deadline for MAP applicants
Fall Semester 2018: January 15th

 

Admission to the MAP Degree Program

Candidates for the MAP program should have competed (or be close to completing) a bachelor's degree in any undergraduate major or program, and must have completed 18 credit hours of Psychology coursework. Admissions are made every spring for the following fall semester, and applications are due January 15th 2018. Admission decisions are based on undergraduate academic performance, work experience, quality of recommendations, GRE scores, candidate's interest in the MAP program and its relevance to his or her professional development, and other factors that may indicate the prospect of success in the program.

All applicants are required to submit the following through the Graduate School online application system.

You will need the following items to complete the online application process:

  • A personal essay that includes a statement of why you want to pursue the MAP degree and anything else that you wish to call to the attention of the MAP Program Admission Committee.
 
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from individuals who know you professionally/academically.  At least one letter should be written by a faculty member who can speak to your academic qualifications and readiness for graduate work.
 
  • Transcripts of all current (and previous) college or university grades. [Note: For the application, you may upload unofficial transcripts; however, if admitted to the MAP program you will be asked to submit official transcripts to the program office.] If you are a UC student, you do not need to submit transcripts.
 
  • GRE Scores: An official GRE score sheet of tests taken within the last five years should be sent directly to the department. Please note, the UC institution code is 1833; we do not have a department code. The GRE is required for all applicants.
 
  • Your current resume or CV

Step 1

  1. Click the Apply Now button above and complete the graduate school's on-line application form, together with the required application fee of $65
  2. Have your personal statement and resume ready and have your recommenders chosen and notified.
    1. Note: recommenders will be prompted to submit a letter electronically ONLY after you have completed and submitted the online application.

Step 2

  1. Have GRE scores (use UC code 1833) sent to:

Department of Psychology
Attn: Graduate Program Coordinator
Edwards One, 4150
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH - 45221-0376

 

 

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Admission Through 4+1 Option

The admission application for the 4+1 option is the same as all other applicants and must be done through the graduate school office. Click the Apply Now button above to begin.

Indicate on the application that you are applying for the 4+1 option if the option to do so is provided. Otherwise, apply for Masters's of Arts in Psychology.

  • Register for and complete two classes listed on the MAP curriculum during your years as an undergraduate student.

 

  • During your senior year click the Apply Now button above and apply before January 15th 2018. Admission decisions will be made Spring of 2017.

 

  • Please note that taking graduate level courses from the MAP program during your undergraduate years does not guarantee admission into the program. Additionally, grades from the two courses must be an average of 3.0 or better.

 

  • For more information visit the 4+1 option page.

 

Contact

For any questions or concerns regarding the admissions process you may contact the following:

Stacie Furst-Holloway - MAP Program Director
4130H Edwards One
Phone: 513-556-0176
Email: furstse@ucmail.uc.edu

For any questions or concerns regarding the application process you may contact the following:

Sarah Logan
4130J Edwards One
Phone: 513-556-5539
Email: PsyGProg@uc.edu

For any questions or concerns regarding the 4+1 Option you may contact the following:

Domenic DiFrancesco
Email: difrandc@mail.uc.edu

Additionally, you may visit Domenic by appointment to talk about the master's program or the 4+1 option. 

 

Tuition and Fees

In general, the following was is the tuition cost for 2016/2017 school year. Specific and updated information may be found here at the UC Graduate School office when it becomes available.

Full time:

  • $7,234 Per semester (Ohio residents)
  • $13,105 Per semester (out of state)

Part time:

  • $724 Per credit hour (Ohio residents)
  • $1,311 Per credit hour (out of state)

 

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Admission Criteria

  • General requirements for admission to all University of Cincinnati graduate programs are established by the Graduate Faculty. In particular, admission requires an undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 from your university and a GPA of at least 3.2 in your major.

 

  • Admission decisions are made by the MAP Program Committee and are based on merit. The Committee considers undergraduate academic performance, work experience, the quality of the recommendations, the candidate's interest in the MAP degree program and its relevance to his or her professional development, and other factors that may indicate the prospect of success in the program.

 

  • Due to enrollment limits, applicants who qualify for admission may be placed on a waiting list until openings are available. Priority on the waiting list is determined by merit.