May 29, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

Psychology, M.A.


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College of Arts and Sciences  
Department: Psychology 

The M.A. in Psychology is not a terminal degree; students are not admitted to a terminal M.A. degree in Psychology. See deadlines for Ph.D.  See deadlines for admission to the Ph.D. degree in Psychology.

Concentrations:

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

 


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 (Mood, Anxiety, Eating, Schizophrenia and Personality), Psychological Assessment and Interventions, Health Psychology, Addictive Behaviors, Clinical Child Psychology.
 
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 Regression, Analysis of Variance, Psychometrics, Factor Analysis, Meta-analysis, Structural Equation Modeling.

 

Accreditation:
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. (Those interested in a terminal M.A. degree may be interested in our Psychological Sciences MA Program. )

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, Neuroscience, and Social Psychology (17 Credit Hours minimum))


Industrial-Organizational Psychology Concentration (18 Credit Hour Minimum)


Thesis (6 Credit Hours Minimum)


Comprehensive Exam


Successful completion of a 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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