University of Vermont

2011-12 Online Catalogue

Psychology (Master of Arts)


Additional clinical, research, and adjunct faculty supervise students in clinical and research placements.

The Ph.D. Program in General/Experimental psychology admits students in three broad areas of concentration ("clusters"): Biobehavioral Psychology; Developmental/Social Psychology; and Behavioral Psychopharmacology.

The Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology places equal emphasis on research and clinical training. The clinical program is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association.

Further information about both programs can be obtained electronically from the Department of Psychology Link out of catalogue site. website, or by requesting a department graduate studies brochure from the Department of Psychology. Both contain details of requirements, funding opportunities, clinical and research facilities, specialty areas, ongoing research, and faculty, as well as general information about the University and the area.

Applicants must apply for the Ph.D. degree only. Students whose goal is a terminal master's degree are not accepted. The application deadline for admission is December 1st.

Specific Requirements

Requirements for Advancement to Candidacy for the Degree of Master of Arts

A major or its equivalent in undergraduate psychology including courses in statistics and experimental psychology; satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examination, including the subject (advanced) subtest in Psychology.

Minimum Degree Requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts

Twenty-four credits of psychology courses and seminars, including Psychology - PSYC 301, PSYC 302, PSYC 340, PSYC 341; Proseminar; thesis research for six credits. The requirements of the specific courses (PSYC 301, PSYC 302, PSYC 340, PSYC 341) may be exempted by examination. There is no foreign language requirement.



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