Additional Admissions Requirements for MS Applicants

In addition to completing the standard master’s degree application requirements, MS candidates must also meet or submit the items outlined below.


  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0.  Students who do not possess a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting must speak to a program advisor befor applying.
  • Admission test scores are not required
  • Successful completion of Common Professional Component (CPC) competencies in the areas of accounting, business finance, economics, management, marketing, and quantitative/statistics. These CPCs may be satisfied using prior coursework (grades of C or higher), work experience, non-credit workshops, College Level Examination Program (CLEP), DANTES tests, Ivy Software tests, or a departmental competency exam. Any competencies that are not satisfied at the time of admissions will be listed in the admission letter and must be satisfied before specific courses can be completed.

Applied Meteorology

  • To begin during the fall semester, applications must be received by January 31. To start during the spring semester, applications must be received by August 31.
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • Official score report from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
  • Strong supporting coursework in mathematics and physics
  • Contact the program coordinator for an in-person or telephone interview before submitting your application

Athletic Training, Entry-Level

Your statement of professional goals is very important, as it is your opportunity to define yourself as an individual, independent of your academic performance. The Entry Level master’s program is a very rigorous academic program. It is imperative that you have taken some time to self-reflect and are certain that you are willing to dedicate the time and financial resources to this program. This level of certainty and commitment should be reflected in your typewritten, one to two page, double-spaced statement of professional goals. Please note your statement of professional goals is the “Statement of Interest” required for the graduate application process.
  • Provide evidence of a minimum grade of B in the following college or university courses (must have been taken within the past seven years):

Athletic Training, Higher Education

  • Applications must be received by January 15
  • Documentation of BOC-certification and one year of experience (preferred) as a certified athletic trainer
  • Provide proof of CPR/AED certification


  • Applicants wishing to qualify for graduate assistant support must submit application materials by March 1.
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 in undergraduate coursework, including the areas of math and science
  • Official score report from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
  • Proper background in key areas, such as mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology. Students may need to complete coursework in these areas before being admitted into the program.
  • A faculty member must agree to serve as your advisor. Contact the program coordinator for additional information.

Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Couples and Family Therapy

  • Participate in the Counselor Education and School Psychology admissions interview. The admissions interview is a half-day event held in January, April, July, and October, and involves an informational session along with a group interview. Participation in the interview process is open to any prospective student and is not dependent on students having completed the application process. To schedule your admissions interview, please call at (603) 535-3119 or e-mail
  • Please view Counselor Education Student Handbook (PDF) for further information regarding the counseling programs.

Environmental Science and Policy

  • We invite all students to apply. Our strongest students have course work in multiple areas including general biology, ecology or biogeography, physical geography or geology, physics, chemistry, sociology or anthropology, calculus, and statistics. Students lacking coursework in multiple areas may be admitted conditionally and need to take additional courses.
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • Official score report from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). On average, our students score at least in the 45-50th percentile on all components of the exam.
  • A two-page essay telling us about your professional goals and what area of environmental science and policy you are most interested in studying at PSU.
  • Three recommendations are required.
  • It is helpful to identify a faculty member to serve as your advisor when you apply. Contact the program coordinator and faculty to discuss your research interests and possible funding opportunities prior to submitting your application.
  • Questions? Contact program coordinator, June Hammond-Rowan (603) 535-3218, for additional information.

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