Fort Hays State University > About FHSU > Academic Divisions > College of Arts and Sciences > Department of Psychology > Psychology FAQ
Q: Are there any application deadlines I should be aware
A: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis throughout
the year. However, to be considered for admission, we recommend that you
complete your application prior to October 1 for spring admission and March 1
for fall admission.Q: Do you accept students in the
A: Yes, we will consider your application for possible admission
in the semester for all programs.Q: Is financial assistance
A: Yes, each year the department awards a number of Graduate
Teaching Assistantships (GTA) on a competitive basis. These assistantships may
include tuition remission as well as a salary.
Q: How do I apply for a Graduate Teaching
A: There is a separate application process for
assistantships. Click here to read more about assistantships.
Q: Where do I send my application materials?
A: You will need to send all application materials directly to the
Graduate School, not to the department of Psychology. Please verify with the Graduate School that all materials have been received.
Q: Do I have to have an undergraduate degree in Psychology
to be admitted to the graduate program in Psychology?A: No. If
a student does not have an undergraduate degree in psychology, at least five
courses in psychology at the undergraduate level are required before entrance
into a graduate psychology program. The student must have had classes in: (1)
general psychology; (2) statistics; and (3) a psychology course with a
laboratory component, plus two additional psychology courses. Graduate Record
Examination (GRE) general test scores are required before admission.
Q: How do I know which classes are being
A: Classes can be viewed by viewing tigertracks.fhsu.edu, then by
clicking on the “course schedule” tab at the top. From there you can specify
search parameters by department, semester, etc.
Q: Are the school and clinical program accredited?
A: Upon graduation from both the school and clinical programs, you
will be eligible to seek licensure or certification to practice psychology in
the state of Kansas. The profession of psychology is typically regulated by
states, so licensure requirements may differ somewhat. However, many of our
graduates practice in various states.Q: If I want to be a school
psychologist, do I need to get my Masters or EdS degree first?
A: To be licensed as a school psychologist in the state of Kansas
(and other states as well), you will need to complete both the Master's and the
Specialist in Education (EdS) degrees. Both degrees can be completed in two
years of full-time study. During your first year of study you would complete the
30-hour MS in School Psychology and during your second year you would complete
the 36-hour EdS in school psychology. Students who have already earned a
master’s degree may be able to complete the program in a shorter amount of time.
Q: Is the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) required for
A: Yes. Students applying to the program need to take the GRE
General Test. The Psychology Subject Test is NOT required You can contact the
Kelly Center at (785) 628-4401 for information about taking the GRE at
FHSU. Click here for more information about the
GRE and other testing locations.