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Program Requirements

The MA in Psychology program has three tracks from which to choose: (1) clinical track with applied emphasis, (2) clinical track with research emphasis, and (3) general track with research emphasis. For each track, the specific requirements are as follows:

Clinical Track with Applied Emphasis
PSH 634 Psychopathology (3 credits)       
PSH 640 Biopsychology (3 credits)              
PSH 701 Research Methods (3 credits)        
PSH 602 Applied Multivariate Statistics (3 credits)
PSH 631 Advanced Social Psychology (3 Credits)
PSH 684 Advanced Developmental Psychology (3 credits) 
PSH 702 Advanced Applied Behavioral Analysis (3 credits)                       
PSH 703 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (3 credits)
PSH 704 Assessment (3 credits)   
PSH 709 Pre-Practicum (3 credits)
PSH 710 Practicum (9 credits)
Electives (9 credits)    

Clinical Track with Research Emphasis
PSH 634 Psychopathology (3 credits)
PSH 640 Biopsychology (3 credits)              
PSH 701 Research Methods (3 credits)
PSH 602 Applied Multivariate Statistics (3 credits)
PSH 631 Advanced Social Psychology (3 credits)
PSH 684 Advanced Developmental Psychology (3 credits)
PSH 702 Advanced Applied Behavioral Analysis (3 credits)
PSH 703 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (3 credits)                        
PSH 704 Assessment (3 credits)
PSH 698 Independent Readings (3 credits)     
PSH 699 Thesis Research (3-6 credits)
PSH 798 Thesis (6 credits)
Elective- optional (3 credits)

General Track with Research Emphasis
PSH 634 Psychopathology (3 credits)
PSH 640 Biopsychology (3 credits)              
PSH 701 Research Methods (3 credits)
PSH 602 Applied Multivariate Statistics (3 credits)
PSH 631 Advanced Social Psychology (3 credits)
PSH 684 Advanced Developmental Psychology (3 credits)
PSH 698 Independent Readings (3 credits)               
PSH 699 Thesis Research (3-6 credits)
PSH 798 Thesis (6 credits)
Elective –optional (3 credits)

  • These courses are required and each must be completed with a minimum grade of “B” (excluding pre-practicum, practicum, independent study, and thesis, which are graded Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory). A student receiving a grade of “B-“ or lower in one of these courses has one opportunity to repeat the course and earn a higher grade. A student may not repeat more than one course.
  • A minimum cumulative index of 3.0 (“B”) is required for the Master of Arts in Psychology.
  • Elective courses may be selected from a list approved by the Graduate Committee, or the student may petition to have a non-listed course approved as part of his/her program.
  • In the clinical track with applied emphasis, practicum work may not begin until the 39 credits of course work have been satisfactorily completed.
  • Students are required to enroll for a minimum of six credits per semester. The program requires a minimum of four semesters to complete.