Students accepted into this program are expected to be self-supporting and are required to pay tuition.
For the thesis-based option, applicants are required to identify a thesis mentor among the faculty in the Department of Psychological Science.
For the non-thesis option, before applying, potential applicants should contact the program director (Professor John Green, firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss whether this option will meet the applicant's career goals.
NOTE: Our goal is not to train licensed therapists pursuing a career in clinical practice. Hence, this program’s curriculum does not provide any supervised practicum or internship hours necessary for licensure. Students interested in a career as a licensed therapist should pursue that goal via the Master’s program in Counseling through the College of Education and Social Services.
Learning goals for Master of Arts in Psychology students are:
- Development of a foundational understanding in the area of research specialization.
- Critically evaluate strengths and limitations of published research.
- Development of effective skills in communicating Psychological Science.
- Thesis option: Development of strong research skills