Psychology Graduate Program

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General Program Information

The Psychology program has three primary graduate degree plans:

  • The Master's in Psychology (MA) degree, with two primary options:
    • The thesis track is the inital program all students in the MA program will start in. It will require students to complete a Master's Thesis, which is a piece of original research written under the direct supervision of a faculty mentor.
    • Secondary admission to the Clinical degree plan is available to qualified and interested students after completing 24 credit hours or more in the MA program. Students who complete this degree plan are elligible for licensure as a Licensed Psychological Associate (LPA).
  • The Specialist in School Psychology (SSP) degree

The MA degrees typically take an average of 2-3 years of full-time coursework (9-12 hrs/semester). The SSP degree takes about 4 years, with 3 years of full-time coursework (9 hrs/semester) and a final year of internship. Part-time options are also available.

​Each program has 6 (SSP) or 8 (General MA) core courses. Once your core courses are completed, students in the general MA program have a significant amount of freedom to choose electives which fit the student's research interest(s) and future goals. The Clinical MA and School Psychology SSP programs are more structured from beginning to end in order to meet licensure requirements.

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