2021-22 Graduate Catalog


Psychology, MS

Requirements

The Master of Science in Psychology requires at least 30 semester hours including a thesis.

Students must pass (with a grade of "B-" or higher) six core courses from the following:

1) Neuroscience/Learning

PSYC 60553Conditioning and Learning

3

PSYC 50403Advanced Neuroscience

3

2) Social/Evolutionary

PSYC 60663Advanced Social Psychology

3

PSYC 60913Evolutionary Social Psychology

3

3) Cognitive/Development

PSYC 50563Theories of Development

3

PSYC 60583Cognition

3

4) Quantitative

PSYC 50523Analysis of Variance

3

PSYC 60623Regression Analysis

3

AND

PSYC 70980Thesis (3 hours)

3

PSYC 70990Thesis (3 hours)

3

PSYCApproved Electives

6

Minimum Requirements:
*Students must take at least one course from each of 1, 2, and 3.
*Students must take at least one additional course from 1, 2, or 3.
*Students must take both courses in 4.
A grade less than a B- is considered failing within the department and can result in two consequences. First, the course will not count toward the MS degree and may be required to be repeated. Second, the failing grade may result in dismissal from the graduate program. If a student makes two grades of less than a B-, in either the same or two different courses, the student may automatically be dismissed from the program. The department will also recommend that financial support be withdrawn, if applicable.