Stephen F. Austin State University

Degree Candidates

Admission to departmental degree candidacy is required for graduation from the 1-year master's program, and is a prerequisite to enroll in PSY 589 - Thesis Research and PSY 590 - Thesis Writing.

To be admitted to departmental degree candidacy, students must meet the following degree requirements:

  1. Achieve an overall G.P.A. of 3.0 or better, and receive a grade of B or better on the final examination in the following courses:

    PSY 501 - Psychological Statistics

    PSY 517 - Ethics & Research in Psychology
  2. Students who do not achieve a grade of B or better on the final examination in these courses may retake the final one time only, to be administered on one of the two days preceding the spring semester. If the final exam is not passed at that time, the student will not be allowed to continue in the program.