Psychology Master of Arts Degree Program

This master's program is available to graduate students who are enrolled in the following doctoral programs through the Department of Psychology:

  • Behavioral Neuroscience PhD
  • Clinical Psychology PhD
  • Cognitive Psychology PhD
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology PhD
  • Social-Personality Psychology PhD

This master's degree is a supplemental degree that is only earned along the way to the PhD.

Program of Study (30 credits minimum)

  1. Psychology (12 credits, minimum): Including Psy 510, 511; and two courses from two areas outside the student's area of specialization.
  2. Supporting courses as advised (18 credits minimum).
  3. Satisfactory completion of a master's comprehensive examination in psychology, or satisfactory completion of a thesis and an oral examination on, but not limited to, the thesis.
  4. Resident study: Each student must complete at least 9 credits in one session of a regular academic year.