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  Dec 17, 2017
 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Psychology (General) M.A. or M.S.


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Master of Arts or Master of Science

(32 credits minimum)

Any required course in which a grade lower than a B- is received must be repeated and any elective course in which a grade lower than a B- is received cannot be counted toward the 32 credits required for graduation. Students who receive two grades of C+ or lower will be expelled from the program.

Choose one of the following:


  • PSY 690J - Advanced Graduate Seminar 1 credits

Note:


A student is expected to engage actively in empirical research from the time of first enrollment, although initial investigations might not be work originating with the student.

Major:


An additional 25 credits of course work, including the culminating experience, must be taken. A minimum of 19 credits must be taken within the department. Up to 6 credits of course work outside the department may count toward the 25 credits. At least 6 credits (two courses) must be earned from among the following courses:

 

Note:


If the student has never had a course in learning or cognition, PSY 603 must be one of the choices. The student’s program is determined in consultation with a departmental advisor. Later, each student selects a supervisor for the culminating experience (PSY 698 or 699), who may or may not be the initial advisor. If the latter, the supervisor becomes the student’s advisor.

Culminating Experience:


Candidates for the M.A.:


Note:


For completion of a research thesis under the direction of a three-person committee headed by a primary supervisor.

Candidates for the M.S.:


Note:


The exact nature of the project is determined in consultation with the project supervisor.

Candidates for the Psy.D. Program:


Candidates complete and document portfolios that demonstrate basic research and practice competencies established by the department.

Note:


Courses in the 500 series are open to undergraduates as *400 series. Graduate students are required to do additional work of a research nature. A course taken at the 400 level may not be repeated at the 500 level.

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