May 29, 2023  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology, M.A.

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Priority Admission Application Deadlines:

Students are not admitted to a terminal M.A. degree in Psychology. See deadlines for Ph.D.


Clinical Psychology
Cognition, Neuroscience, and Social Psychology
Industrial-Organizational Psychology

Contact Information

College: Arts and Sciences
Department: Psychology

Contact Information:

The graduate faculty of the Psychology Department is divided into three broad concentrations: Clinical, Cognition, Neuroscience, & Social Psychology, and Industrial-Organizational. Each of these areas offers Ph.D. level training in the following areas of special expertise.

Clinical – Psychopathology, Psychological Assessment and Interventions, Health Psychology, Addictive Behaviors, Clinical Child Psychology, Clinical Neuropsychology.

Cognition, Neuroscience, & Social Psychology – Behavioral Neuroscience, Cognition, Judgment and Decision Making, Development, Memory, Perception, Social. In addition, with faculty in Communication Sciences and Disorders, the Cognitive and Neural Sciences faculty offer a specialization in Speech/Language/Hearing Sciences.

Industrial-Organizational – Selection, Training and Evaluation of Organization Members, Job Analysis, Motivation and Satisfaction, Occupational Health Psychology, Leadership, Career Development, Work-Family.

Methodological offerings across areas include Research Design and Statistics, Regression, Analysis of Variance, Psychometrics, Factor Analysis, Meta-analysis, Structural Equation Modeling.

Clinical Program accredited by the American Psychological Association, Psychological Clinical Sciences Accreditation System, and member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science.

Admission Information

Not a terminal MA. - Admission only through Ph.D.; see Ph.D. Requirements.  

The Department of Psychology does not admit students seeking a terminal M.A. degree in Psychology. Additional information is available in the Graduate Student Handbook:

Curriculum Requirements

Total Minimum Hours: 30

  • Core – 7 Credit Hours
  • Concentrations – 17 Credit Hours minimum
  • Thesis – 6 Credit Hours

Individual concentrations may require more than 30 credit hours for accreditation.  Students are required to earn B- or better for each required course.

Core Requirements (7 Credit Hours)

Concentration Requirements

Students select from the following Concentrations:

Clinical Psychology Concentration (19 Credit Hours Minimum)

Required Courses:

In addition:

Students select at least one of the following, chosen in consultation with the major professor

Cognition, Neurosciences, & Social Psychology (CNS) Concentration (17 Credit Hours Minimum)

Required Courses

A minimum of two of the following:

A minimum of two three-credit CNS seminars:

Students in the CNS concentration may be allowed to substitute advanced three-hour courses in cognition, neuroscience, or social psychology for one or more of the content requirements with the written permission of the CNS Area Director.

A minimum of at least one of the following:

Industrial-Organizational Psychology Concentration (18 Credit Hour Minimum)

Comprehensive Exam

Department Handbook

Procedures and guidelines for the different concentrations are described in detail in the Psychology Graduate Student Handbook:

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