Applied Psychology

Clemson University

24 months
24158 USD/year
24158 USD/year
12068 USD/year
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Clemson University offers a Master of Science degree in Applied Psychology. The MS degree is a 2-year program designed for those who would like to work in industry aft er graduation or to continue with graduate studies.

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The Master of Science degree in Applied Psychology is offered with a concentration in either Human Factors (HF) Psychology or Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology. Both of these programs are designed to provide the student with the requisite theoretical foundations, skills in quantitative techniques and research design, and practical problem-solving skills necessary for either entering the workforce or continuing with his/her scholastic career. A formal thesis and an approved, supervised field internship are required for the MS degree. Students complete 45 semester hours, including six semester hours of thesis credit and sis semester hours of credit for a field internship. Typically, the internship is completed in the summer between the first and second years of the program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Design & Quantitative Methods I
  • Research Design & Quantitative Methods II
  • Personnel Psychology
  • Organizational Psychology
  • Psychological Tests and Measurement
  • Master’s Thesis Research
  • Applied Psychology Internship
  • Special Problems in Psychology Psych
  • Industrial Content Courses
  • Organizational Content Courses

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Verbal, quantitative, and analytical GRE scores (the GRE Psychology Subject test is NOT required)
  • Transcripts from the applicant’s undergraduate (and any graduate) institutions
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation describing the applicant’s academic potential 
  • A 1-2 page statement describing why the student wants to go to graduate school in IO or HF psychology at Clemson. The statement should describe the student’s research interests and explain how those interests fit with the interests of the department faculty
  • A resume (or academic-style vita) is recommended but not required
  • Writing samples are not required but applicant’s may elect to include include them as supplemental material  

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24158 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12079 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    24158 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12079 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    12068 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6034 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.


The Program offers a number of graduate assistantships to students each year based on merit. These are offered in the form of stipends and the additional benefit of tuition remission. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours per semester to qualify for a graduate assistantship and must work a minimum of 10 hours a week as a teaching or research assistant or perform other tasks assigned by the Program.

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