Applied Psychology (MSAP) Application Requirements

  • Minimum of a 3.0 GPA
  • GRE scores are preferred, but not required
  • Evidence of undergraduate preparation in psychology
    • Minimum of 15 undergraduate psychology semester credits
    • Minimum of 5 semester credits in research methods
    • Minimum of 3 semester credits in statistics
  • Demonstration of written communication skills required for success in graduate studies
  • A current resume
  • Strong letters of recommendation demonstrating professionalism and preparation for graduate studies
  • Statement of interest demonstrating appropriate match between your professional goals and the MSAP program

Note: Deficiency in undergraduate course preparation does not preclude admission, but may require additional coursework to complete the degree program. Students who do not meet requirements may be accepted on a provisional basis.

The Application Process

The application process is a two-part system.

  1. General Graduate School application [UW System]
  2. MSAP-specific application (see below)

Students apply to both the Graduate School and the M.S. in Applied Psychology program.

Note: Specific materials required for each part are found in the sections below.

MSAP Application Materials

Each of the following items must be received by the Psychology Department before a decision will be made on an application.

  • A current resume
  • Writing sample: Either a
    • Research paper or
    • Professional document
  • Statement of interest which should include:
    • Why you are interested in the MSAP program
    • How the MSAP aligns with your professional goals
  • Three completed candidate recommendation forms  (one must be from a faculty member)
  • Completion of the MSAP candidate information form:

Priority Deadline: February 1
Students will only be admitted in the fall semester. Applications received after deadline will be accepted on a space allowable basis i.e. if there are openings still available in the term in which you are applying you may still be admitted.

Mail application to:

Program Director, M.S. in Applied Psychology
Psychology Department
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Menomonie, WI 54751-0790

Graduate School Information and Application Form


If you have any questions regarding the MSAP program please contact :

Libby Smith
470D Harvey Hall