2013-2014 Catalog

Psychology M.A.

Admission Requirements

  1. A completed application form accompanied by a fifty-dollar nonrefundable application fee.
  2. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate records.
  3. Prior course work in research methods and statistics, PLUS in at least three of the following areas: cogni-tive psychology, developmental psychology, learning, personality theory, and social psychology. Minimum 75th percentile score on the GRE Psychology subject test may be substituted for the three additional courses. An official report of the GRE Psychology subject test scores must be submitted.
  4. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale in undergraduate course work.
  5. An official report of scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test.
  6. Statement of professional goals including how the program will prepare the candidate for these goals.
  7. Three letters of recommendation that address potential to succeed in a graduate program. Must include at least one letter from a psychology professor or from a professional within psychology or related field.
  8. A plan of study approved by the advisor and appropriate dean.
  9. An interview may be required.

Course Requirements


PSYC 500Research Design and Analysis I


Offered fall.
PSYC 501Research Design and Analysis II


Offered spring.
PSYC 538Seminar in Child and Adolescent Development


Offered spring (even years).
PSYC 549Cognition


Offered fall (even years).
PSYC 556Seminar in Personality Theory


Offered fall (odd years).
PSYC 558Seminar in Social Psychology


Offered spring (odd years).
PSYC 560Current Issues in Psychology


Offered as needed.
PSYC 594Directed Research


Offered as needed.

PSYC 500, PSYC 501: These courses must be completed within the first three semesters

TWO ADDITIONAL COURSES at the 400- and 500-level, with consent of advisor.

Courses from other departments may be considered.

Comprehensive Examination

Students must be in good standing (see Graduate Manual) in order to take the comprehensive examination.

Total Credit Hours: 30