Master's GPA

Discussion in 'Psychology [Psy.D. / Ph.D.]' started by modestmousktr, 05.20.14.

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  1. modestmousktr

    modestmousktr 2+ Year Member

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    Hi All!
    Question about master's GPA- does anyone look at this if it isn't heinous? I feel like a bad GPA in an M.A. or M.S. program would be a red flag, but a great or good one wouldn't get any attention. I'm looking through Ph.D. programs I'm applying to to see if my master's GPA is competitive, but they only report GPAs for undergrads. Is this because they care more about productivity, independence, research fit, etc at that point than your GPA?

    Also, does it look terrible if your master's GPA is lower than undergrad? I had a 3.9 in undergrad and I have a 3.7 in my master's program.
     
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  3. Lisa44201

    Lisa44201 2+ Year Member

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    I believe GPAs earned in MA/MS programs are typically not reported because of small sample sizes. If a program only has one student coming from MA/MS programs and displays that person's GPA, that student loses his/her anonymity.
     

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