Master's Program Requirements


Completion of either 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:

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

At least two from among:

  • History and Systems of Psychology (PSY 521)
  • Learning and Cognition (PSY 603)
  • Biopsychology (PSY 608)
  • Social Bases of Individual Behavior (PSY 607)

In addition to Psychological Research (PSY 602) and Statistics (PSY 604), 26 credit hours are required.

For additional information about these courses (including instructors and days/times), please visit the on-line course schedule here.

To read descriptions of these courses, please see the Graduate Catalog

A culminating research experience is required of both master of arts and master of science students. Master of science students may earn a minimum of three, and a maximum of six, hours for their research. Master of arts students enroll in six hours for their thesis projects. Master of arts and master of science students have committees appointed to oversee their research.

Department of Psychology