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Applied Psychology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #701 (QS) , SC,
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.


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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    45 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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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.
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          Living costs for Clemson

          • 1104 - 1930 USD/month
            Living Costs

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