Master of Science in Psychology
Students enrolled in the Clinical and Experimental Psychology doctoral programs earn a Master's of Science in Psychology as they work towards their doctorate, for course work completed along the way. This is not a stand-alone Master of Science in Psychology program.
In addition to the general requirements of the Graduate School, the applicant must:
- Have a minimum 3.0 grade point average (preferred not required) during the last two years of undergraduate study.
- A Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts with an undergraduate major in psychology or the equivalent.
- Graduate Record Exam scores of the 50th percentile or higher are preferred on two of the three aptitude tests (verbal, quantitative, or analytical writing).
- Passing grades in undergraduate courses in research methods and statistics.
- Sufficient exposure to fundamental core areas in psychology to be successful at the graduate level.
- Recommendation by the Experimental or Clinical Admissions Committee of the Department of Psychology. The Clinical and Experimental Admissions Committees only admit students into the combined Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy course of study.
The MS in Psychology degree is earned after the successful completion of at least 36 semester credit hours of approved course work. Students deficient in area prerequisites may be required to enroll in additional course work and/or experience limitation of choices. Students admitted by the Clinical Admissions Committee must complete the Clinical Area Requirements, but may waive one Area requirement course if they passed an advanced undergraduate course (or courses) that provided broad exposure to subject matter addressed in that course. Course materials must be reviewed and approved by a content expert in the department before permission to waive a course is given. Students admitted by the Experimental Admissions Committee must complete the Experimental Area Requirements. Students admitted by either committee cannot earn more than one master’s degree in Psychology.
|PSYC 6627||Statistics and Research Design I||3|
|PSYC 6632||Statistics and Research Design II||3|
|Select either Clinical or Experimental Area:|
|Clinical Area Requirements|
|Core Courses (Select three of the following):||9|
|PSYC 5531||Behavioral Neuroscience I||3|
|or PSYC 5532||Behavioral Neuroscience II|
|or PSYC 5537||Cognitive Neuroscience|
|or PSYC 5539||Social Neuroscience|
|PSYC 5570||Advanced Topics in Learning||3|
|PSYC 6642||Cognitive Psychology||3|
|PSYC 6643||Advanced Social Psychology||3|
|PSYC 6644||Advanced Developmental Psychology||3|
|PSYC 6647||Advanced Personality||3|
|PSYC 5512||Ethical and Professional Issues in Psychology||2|
|PSYC 6620||Psychodiagnostics I||3|
|PSYC 6621||Psychodiagnostics II||3|
|PSYC 7701||Clinical Psychology||2|
|Total Minimum Hours for Clinical Students||31|
|Experimental Area Requirements|
|Core Area (Select four of the following):||12|
|Behavioral Neuroscience I|
or PSYC 5532
|Behavioral Neuroscience II|
or PSYC 5537
or PSYC 5539
|Advanced Topics in Learning|
|Advanced Social Psychology|
|Advanced Developmental Psychology|
|Experimental students must also complete 12 credits of elective classes. Up to six credits may be taken outside the Psychology Department. Electives should be approved by the faculty advisor.|
|Total Minimum Hours for Experimental Students||36|