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Degree Requirements

Master of Arts in Psychology



To receive the Master of Arts degree in Psychology, the student must:

  1. Pass 38 hours of graduate courses, including 6 hours of thesis approved by student's thesis committee.
  2. Maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA with no more than two grades of “C” for the entire program. A grade of at least “B” is required for satisfactory completion of Psychology 635 and Psychology 636.
  3. Pass comprehensive examinations administered by the department.This requirement is satisfied by a grade of "B" or better on the comprehensive final exam in Psychology 635, Psychology 636, Psychology 612, Psychology 613, and Psychology 614.



Required Core Courses (26 hours)

Psychology 635 Experimental Design and Analysis (4 hours)
Psychology 636 Non-experimental Design and Analysis (4 hours)
Psychology 612 Learning, Memory, and Cognition (3 hours)
Psychology 613 Physiological Psychology (3 hours)
Psychology 614 Social Psychology (3 hours)
Psychology 660 Special Topics in Psychology (3 hours)
Psychology 770 Thesis (6 hours)

Elective Courses (12 hours)
Psychology 521 History and Systems of Psychology (3 hours)
Psychology 549 Individual Research in Psychology (3 hours)
Psychology 575 Industrial/Organizational Psychology (3 hours)
Psychology 615 Psychometry (3 hours)
Psychology 616 Theories of Personality (3 hours)
Psychology 620 Developmental Psychology (3 hours)
Psychology 679 Psychotherapy Techniques (3 hours)
Psychology 668 Independent Readings in Psychology (3 hours)
Psychology 683 Practicum (3 hours)
Psychology 685 Practicum III (3 hours)
Psychology 692 Psychopharmacology (3 hours)
Psychology 660 Special Topics in Psychology up to 9 hours

TOTAL 38 hours