Psychological Science - M.A.
Department of Psychological Sciences
144 Kent Hall
The Master of Arts degree in Psychological Science is an intermediate degree required of students in the doctoral program and offers specialization in behavioral neuroscience, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, social psychology and health psychology. The program is strongly research-oriented.
Fully Offered At:
- Kent Campus
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
- Minimum junior-senior 3.000 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale
- 18 credit hours in psychology, including a course in statistics
- Broad background in psychology
- Official transcript(s)
- GRE scores
- Goal statement
- Three letters of recommendation
- English language proficiency - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning one of the following:
- Minimum 587 TOEFL PBT score (paper-based version)
- Minimum 94 TOEFL IBT score (Internet-based version)
- Minimum 82 MELAB score
- Minimum 7.0 IELTS score
- Minimum 65 PTE score
Admission to the M.A. degree is limited to students whose records clearly indicate both scholarly and research potential to do doctoral-level work. For more information about graduate admissions, please visit the Graduate Studies admission website. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Demonstrate mastery of the current theories and significant empirical findings in a major area of psychological science. Mastery includes acquiring both an understanding of these materials as well as the ability to think critically about them.
- Teach courses in psychological science.
- Supervise and mentor undergraduate students in both research settings and in the classroom.
- Design, execute, analyze and report empirical studies that make a significant contribution in a major area of psychological science.
|PSYC 61651||QUANTITATIVE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS I||3|
|PSYC 61654||QUANTITATIVE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS II||3|
|PSYC 61685||CLINICAL RESEARCH METHODS 1||3|
|or PSYC 62685||RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE|
|PSYC 61199||THESIS I||6|
|Additional Program Electives 2||15|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||30|
Additional courses are selected with the aid of an advisor. A limited number of courses outside the department may be credited toward the degree. No 50000-level psychology courses may be applied toward degree requirements. PSYC 61498 may be used to partially satisfy additional program electives.
- The program requires full-time continuous enrollment, including summers.
- Students pursuing the Ph.D. degree in Psychological Science must complete a first-year project and present it to faculty and graduate students during the fall of their second year.