Are you interested in one of our Master’s Degree in Social Psychology program? Then it’s time to apply!

Please review our admission requirements, dates and deadlines, and instructions. Then complete our online application.

Dates and Deadlines

Exclamation IconApplication and materials are due on the specified dates by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time.

You may start taking courses for this degree in the Fall Semester.

To be considered for admission, apply by one of the following dates:

  • priority deadline – February 1
  • final deadline – June 1

If you plan to apply for the June 1 deadline, you must contact the department before applying to ensure there are still spaces available.

International Applicant:

International applicants are strongly encouraged to begin submitting materials well before the application deadline. The Department must have all application materials, including unofficial transcripts, WES, GRE, and/or TOEFL scores as relevant, in order to conduct an initial application review soon after the application deadline. Given it often takes 6 weeks or more to transfer scores, we recommend International applicants begin score transfer requests no later than December 15 or earlier. If your application is incomplete as of the application deadline, we will be unable to consider your application.


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Before You Begin...

If you are an international student – someone who has or plans to acquire a visa to study in the U.S. – our International Admissions staff will help you through the admissions process and your unique requirements.

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If you are a current, admitted Ball State student but have not taken classes for more than a year or if you received a "Re-Admit" error when attempting to register for classes, you need to select the:

Re-enroll (previous Ball State graduate students only)” option under “Academic Intent” in the application.

Do not choose the Re-enroll Applicant Type if you are any of the following:

  • a first-time applicant to a Ball State graduate program
  • applying for a new or different program or certificate than one in which you are already enrolled
  • previously applied for a program but never attended any classes

1. Review admission requirements and prepare materials.


You must have a bachelor’s degree from an institution recognized by a regional accrediting association.


Our program requires you to take the GRE. Ball State's Institution Code is 1051. GRE scores are only valid for five years from their date of administration.


You will need to have completed at least 15 semester hours or 24 quarter hours of undergraduate psychology courses or courses from related areas such as sociology or anthropology.


You must have earned a minimum of a 3.0 GPA in the required psychology courses.


We strongly recommend you have experiences including:

  • research (e.g., publications, honor’s thesis, professional presentations, or research assistantship)
  • applied experience (e.g., internships, volunteering, leadership in organizations)


You will need to upload the following materials when you complete the online application.


  • educational history
  • research experience
  • publications
  • professional presentations to regional, state, or national conferences
  • employment or volunteer activities
  • honors and awards

Be sure to address your:

  • career plans, including what you see yourself doing five to ten years from now
  • academic objectives and how our program will help you meet them
  • motivation for graduate study, including events that shaped your current career aspirations
  • relevant research, internship, and/or work experience
  • specific faculty members in our program who most closely represent your interests

You will need to provide three letters of recommendation from professional or academic colleagues.

2. Prepare your transcripts.

Ball State must receive transcripts for all applicants. Please review our instructions before you apply. (You do not need to submit Ball State transcripts in order to apply.)

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3. Apply.

Complete our online application. 


Applications are $60 per program.

You can pay your application fees (nonrefundable) with Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover. Or you may pay online with an electronic check from a U.S. bank.

Fee Waivers

You do not have to pay the application fee if you are a:

  • McNair Scholar
  • previous Ball State student (enrolled after high school)
  • current Ball State employee (full-time, benefits-eligible)
  • veteran or active-duty military
  • guest student seeking credits to transfer to another institution

If you are in one of these categories, make sure to select the fee waiver option in the application.

After You Apply

Log in to your application status portal below to submit additional materials, check your application status, and confirm your enrollment.

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If you need additional assistance, please feel free to email our graduate admissions staff, who are here to help you through this process.

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