Program Requirements

Required courses

  • Advanced Statistics
  • Biopsychology
  • Human Development
  • Social/Cultural Psych
  • Philosophy of Science/Ethics in Psychology
  • Learning and Memory


  • Take 18 hours of approved electives at the 5000 or 6000 level.

Thesis Track

  • Thesis 1
  • Thesis 2

*You must keep enrolling in Thesis 2 until you have successfully defended your thesis and had it approved by your committee and the graduate school.

Comprehensive Exams

  • These consist of both oral and written exams and can contain questions related to material from any of the core courses

Goal of the Program

The master's program provides a foundation in core disciplines within psychology and prepares students to conduct independent research.

To prepare students for doctoral programs and preparation for careers in various psychological specializations - clinical, counseling, Industrial/Organization, biopsychology, experimental, developmental, social, comparative, statistics, etc.

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