Psychology Department

Psychology Graduate Program

 

 

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Psychology Graduate Program > M.A. in Psychology

Degree Requirements (for students admitted Fall 2008 and after)

All classes three credits except where indicated.

Methodology Core (9 credits)
PSY501 - Analysis of Variance
PSY503 - Correlation & Multiple Regression
PSY507 - Research Methods

Content Core (9 credits)
Developmental Requirement
Choose one:
PSY528 - Infancy & Early Childhood
PSY529 - Adulthood
PSY531 - Middle Childhood & Adolescence

Cognitive Requirement
Choose one:
PSY560 - Cognitive Processes
PSY570 - Cognitive Neuroscience

Social/Organizational Requirement
Choose one:
PSY556 - Contemporary Social Psychology
PSY516 - Organizational Psychology

Experimental Specialization (12 credits)
PSY558 - Seminar in Contemporary Research
PSY500 - Research Practicum (1 credit class to be taken 3 times)

Option 1:
PSY590 - Thesis [empirical] (6 credits)

Option 2:
PSY590 - Thesis [literature review] (3 credits)
PSY595 - Independent Study [empirical] (3 credits)

Comprehensive Exam
Oral Defense of Thesis

Electives (6 credits)
Chosen under advisement; ANY graduate psychology class taken that is NOT applied towards the methodology, content, or experimental specialization requirements can be counted as an elective.

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Degree Requirements (for students admitted before Fall 2008)

Foundation Courses (6 credits)
PSY501 - Analysis of Variance
PSY507 - Research Methods

Core Courses (9 credits)

PSY528 - Infancy and Early Childhood
PSY556 - Contemporary Issues in Social Psychology
PSY560 - Cognitive Processes
PSY570 - Cognitive Neuroscience
COU525 - Multicultural Counseling
COU540 - Psychopathology

Thesis (3-6 credits)
PSY590 - Thesis in Psychology (3 or 6 credits)

Electives (15-18 credits)
ANY graduate psychology class taken that is NOT applied towards the foundation, core, specialization, or capstone requirements can be counted as an elective.

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Note: Those interested in training to be counselors should apply to one of the degrees offered by the Counseling Graduate Program.