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Applied Psychology

Apply to Master of Arts in Applied Psychology in Higher Education Student Personnel Administration (MA)

Thank you for considering the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) programs. Applicants are considered on their overall potential for successful performance in graduate level coursework as well as the potential “fit” with our programs and fields of study.

In the links below you will find application information to the MA in Applied Psychology in Higher Education Student Personnel Administration program. Transcripts should be sent to the MSPP Admissions Office to arrive on or before the set deadline. All other materials must be supplied electronically through your online application account.


Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.

Pre-Requisite Courses
Suggested 2 years of business or higher education work experience or training and background in higher education or mental health.

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Application Form

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Send supporting materials such as transcripts and official General GRE scores to:

MSPP Admissions/HESPA
One Wells Avenue
Newton, MA 02459

Times and Deadlines for Admission

Please click here for admissions application deadlines and interview schedules for all MSPP Academic programs.

Selection of Candidates

Completed application packets are thoroughly reviewed by members of the MSPP faculty. Each component of the application is an important part of the process. Although cutoff scores are not strictly applied, an undergraduate and/or graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is expected. Applicants are welcome to submit GRE scores in order to present another indication of their strengths and abilities although the GRE is not required. Applicants who are non-native speakers of English may be required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) to provide evidence of their level of English as it is spoken and written in North America. TOEFL combined scores (listening, structure and written expression, speaking and reading) will ideally be over 637 (paper-based), 270 (computer based) or 110 (internet based).

Updated 7/29/14

Applied Psychology in Higher Education Student Personnel Administration Program Academic Information

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Additional Application Information:

Application Guidelines (PDF)

International Applicants

Required Application Materials

Times & Deadlines for Admission

Admission Question?

Contact the Admissions Office by email at or by phone at 617-327-6777 x1506 or x1507 to speak with an admissions representative.

Mail Application Materials to:

MSPP Admissions/
One Wells Avenue
Newton, MA 02459

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