Master's Program Requirements

Completion of the Master's program requires a minimum of 32 credit hours of work. Although it is possible to finish the program in one calendar year, a more realistic timetable is between a year-and-a-half and two years, particularly if students elect to complete a thesis, as is generally the case.

Course work is required in the following areas:

  • Psychological Research (PSY 602)
  • Advanced Statistics (PSY 604)
  • Seminar: Psychological Sciences Seminar (PSY 690J)

At least two from among:

  • Learning and Cognition (PSY 603)
  • Biopsychology (PSY 608)
  • Social Bases of Individual Behavior (PSY 607)

Students can also take additional courses such as liking and loving, evolutionary psychology, psychology of women and gender, cultural psychology, and ontogeny. A culminating research experience is required of both Master of Arts and Master of Science students. Master of Arts students enroll in six hours for their thesis projects. Master of Science students may earn a minimum of three, and a maximum of six, hours for their research.


Department of Psychology