The following instructions are in addition to the formal instruction on the School of Graduate Studies and Research website. All applications go through the School of Graduate Studies and Research.
Our admissions decisions are based on a composite of criteria applied to all of the credentials presented in your application. We do not use absolute minimum scores ("cutoffs") to make admissions decisions. However, those students with a GRE score at or above the 50th percentile and a GPA of at least 3.0 in the bachelor's degree are especially encouraged to apply.
Applicants must have completed a baccalaureate degree prior to beginning the MHC masters program. While most of our students have a degree in psychology or closely related major, we accept applicants with degrees in any field, as long as they meet all the admission requirements. Please see the Course of Study page for suggestions of undergraduate courses to prepare for the MHC program.
** Prerequisites: PSY 362 (Introductory Statistics) and PSY 363 (Intermediate Statistics and Research Methods), or their equivalent from a different institution. See the Course of Study page for detailed information on this requirement.
Application and Selection Timeline:
You apply to the MHC program by submitting an application to the School of Graduate Studies and Research. Information is found at the Apply to CWU School of Graduate Studies and Research page. Be sure to read their information thoroughly.
A complete application will include the following:
Your personal statement should be limited to 500 words (two pages, double spaced).
The address to which transcripts should be sent is:
School of Graduate Studies and Research
Central Washington University
400 East University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7510
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|Application to the School of Graduate Studies and Research||See http://www.cwu.edu/masters for detailed instructions|
|Official Transcripts||From all higher education institutions you have attended|
|Official GRE Scores||See School of Graduate Studies and Research webpage for further detail|
|Personal Statement||NOTE: See three questions above for guidelines on how to formulate your paper|
|Resume or CV||Your up-to-date resume|
NOTE: This is a program requirement that is not mentioned in the School of Graduate Studies and Research requirements
|Three Letters of Recommendation||Preferably academic references. At least one letter must be an academic letter, from an instructor|
Tuition and Mandatory Fees: See the CWU Registrar Tuition and Mandatory Fees site to get an estimate of the cost of attending CWU.
Financial Aid: For Federal Financial Aid information (e.g., student loans), contact Central Washington University's Financial Aid office at 509-963-1611.
Graduate Assistantships: Currently, a very limited number of graduate assistantships are available for qualified students. These assistantships offer a monthly stipend and a tuition waiver. We encourage those interested in assistantships submit their application materials to the School of Graduate Studies and Research by the February 1 deadline. Find detailed information at Graduate Student Funding page. See Forms and Documents page for the exact application form.
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