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
PSYC 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
Sensation and Perception3
History and Systems of Psychology3
The Quantitative/Computer Methods Sequence:9
PSYC 507Quantitative Methods in Psychology I3
PSYC 508Quantitative Methods in Psychology II3
PSYC 510Computer Methodology3
Research Thesis:
PSYC 599Master's Thesis6

 Students are also encouraged to register for one credit of PSYC 590 Research Seminar in Psychology each semester.

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