Oct 19, 2021  
2015 - 2016 Graduate Catalog 
2015 - 2016 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology Department



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The Psychology Program

The Master’s Program in Psychology is research-oriented and designed to prepare students for admission to Ph.D. programs in all areas of psychology. Established in 1953, the M.A. program is a selective one, admitting approximately 8 applicants per year. The program’s small size allows for close interaction among students and faculty and, therefore, superior training for the students in the program.

There is an immediate and continuing emphasis on research. Faculty support student interests in a wide range of research areas, including neuroscience, social, cognitive, clinical, and developmental psychology.

Program Structure

Our students are expected to complete the full-time program of course work and research in two years. Students complete two major research projects (a “first-year project” and a second-year thesis). In addition to pro-seminars on various topics in psychology, students take a professional development course devoted to the training of students in becoming professional research psychologists.

Admission Requirements

The Graduate Record Exam is required for admission. Applicants for whom English is a second language must also submit scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). All application materials must be received on or before February 1 for your application to be considered. Fall admissions only. Minority applications are encouraged.

Applicants must have successfully completed courses in Statistics and Experimental Psychology/Research Methods.

Programs and Course Descriptions




    Description of Courses

    Unless otherwise noted, all courses are graded using standard grading [A, B, C, D, F] scheme (See Grading and Academic Progress in the section entitled ‘Graduate Regulations’) and may not be repeated for credit (See Repeated Courses requirements in the section entitled ‘Graduate Regulations’).

    See the Open Course List to search for open seats in a term.