Earning your BS in Psychology

OKWU’s Psychology degree completion program is designed to allow graduates in this major the opportunity to serve our hurting world in many different capacities.

More than a degree!

“Doing the type of work that the psychology program prepares students to do is a high calling,” says Dr. Gentry Sutton, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. “In addition to preparing students for graduate-level study, our curriculum challenges students to address the discipline biblically and use the professional skills gained in the program to love and help others.”

“Our instructors will bring wisdom steeped in practice as well as solid academic pedigrees to the program. I am glad that we are now able to make our gifted psychology instructors available to more students,” Sutton adds.

Graduation Requirements

  • A total of 126 credit hours consisting in the completion of:
  • 36 hours of core Psychology Curriculum
  • 45 hours of General Education
  • 45 hours of Electives
  • All Core Curriculum courses must be completed through OKWU AGS
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0


Admission Requirements

In order to be unconditionally admitted into any graduate-level program, the applicant must submit the materials listed below:

1. An official transcript showing a conferred Bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited college or university in the United States or a foreign college or university which is approved by an international transcript evaluation organization recognized by Oklahoma Wesleyan University (see International Student Admissions Criteria).

2. Any other official transcripts needed to verify undergraduate prerequisite courses or graduate transfer credit. Students may transfer up to 6 semester hours of graduate coursework toward a graduate degree, provided that the courses are approved by the Dean of the School.

3. An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (probationary admission may be granted for GPA’s as low as 2.50).

Once a student has been admitted to graduate study, he/she must begin taking courses within two (2) calendar years.

Students possessing a baccalaureate degree may be granted probationary admission with prescribed deficiencies when undergraduate GPA falls between 2.50 and 2.99 on a 4.0 scale, assuming all other admission criteria is met. Students on probationary status will not be allowed to proceed beyond nine (9) credit hours of work within the degree program unless the student achieves a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the program.


  • Students whose first language is not English (unless a US citizen) must have a TOEFL score of 69 or higher
  • Students must either own or have access to a computer with internet capabilities

Program Progression

  • Students must complete each core course with a 2.0 grade or better
  • Students whose core GPA falls below 2.0 will be place on academic probation for the next term
  • Students must comply with the program attendance policies to continue the program

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