Experimental Psychology - Master of Arts

The department offers an MA degree in general experimental psychology. The program provides students with sufficient electives to emphasize a particular sub-area of experimental psychology. The program is designed to provide graduates with the tools and knowledge necessary for further training at the doctoral level or for employment in industry or government.

MA students are required to complete:

Prefix Title Credits
First Year Research Project
PSY 598Special Research Programs4-6
Core Course (corresponding to the student's area of study):3
Cognitive Psychology3
Social Psychology3
Engineering Psychology3
Two other Content Courses:6
Learning3
Sensation and Perception3
Behavioral Neuroscience3
Human-Computer Interaction3
Human Memory3
History and Systems of Psychology3
Cognitive Neuroscience3
The Quantitative/Computer Methods Sequence:9
PSY 507Quantitative Methods in Psychology I3
PSY 508Quantitative Methods in Psychology II3
PSY 510Computer Methodology3
Research Thesis:
PSY 599Master's Thesis6

When offered, PSY 570 Special Topics may be considered content, quantitative methods, or experimental methods, depending on the specific course content.