Admission Requirements

Application Deadline: The priority deadline for Fall entry to the on-ground program is March 1. After March 1, applications will be reviewed on a rolling admission basis until the class is filled.

  • Graduate application: On-Ground program application / Online program application
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Statement of Professional Goals: Why you wish to pursue the Master of Science in Applied Psychology at Sacred Heart University
  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • GRE scores are not required but are recommended as additional evidence of eligibility

Preparation Flexibility

Students do not need to have received a bachelor's degree of psychology to apply to this program as long as they have completed the following prerequisites successfully:
  • (4) undergraduate psychology courses, (1) from a natural-science-related psychology course preferred. (e.g., Sensation, Perception, Neuroscience, Cognition, Behaviorism, etc.)
  • A statistics course at the undergraduate level (preferably in psychology, but could also be
    a math or another social science research course)
  • A research methods course (preferably in psychology, but could also be a math or another social science research course) is preferred but not required.
Students who do not have the required prerequisite courses are encouraged to contact the Office of Graduate admissions to discuss enrollment in these courses at Sacred Heart University or another accredited institution.

Send transcripts and letters of recommendation for the On-Ground MSAP program to:
Andrea Lamontagne
Senior Associate Director of Graduate Admissions
Sacred Heart University
5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT 06825