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M.A. in Psychology

Students Studying PsychologyIn earning this 36-credit Master of Arts degree in Psychology you will strengthen your research, writing and critical-thinking skills while broadening and deepening your knowledge of behavior. The core curriculum provides a foundation in the basic topics of statistics, experimental methods, behavior analysis and learning, perception and cognition, and the neuropsychological bases of behavior. You will have unique opportunities to conduct original hands-on research.

In designing a program to fit your own interests and needs, you will have an opportunity to choose from a full menu of electives, including “Social Psychology,” “Personality,” “Applied Behavior Analysis,” “Psychopathology,” “Psychopharmacology “ and “Theory and Practice of Psychotherapy.” In addition to paving the way for further study on the graduate level, the M.A. in Psychology will prepare you for a wide range of positions in research, education, industrial organization, management training and human resources.

M.A. Program Features:


  • Web-based and lab-based research with human participants
  • Neuroscience research
  • Animal facilities
  • Teaching and research assistantships
  • Small program, with individual attention to student development
  • Certificate program in Applied Behavior Analysis

The M.A. program provides a strong core in basic experimental psychology, capped with a thesis. Twelve elective credits provide opportunities for a more general exploration of psychology as a field.