May 28, 2022  
2020-21 Graduate Bulletin 
2020-21 Graduate Bulletin Archived

Psychology, Thesis, M.A.

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The graduate program in general psychology is designed to expose students to some of the main subfields in psychology as well as train students to conduct psychological research and teach psychology courses at the college level. The curriculum may be of interest to individuals seeking to increase their chances of being accepted into psychology doctoral programs and those who would like to earn a master’s degree in psychology as a means of achieving their professional goals.

All students in the program will take coursework in various subfields of psychology as well as receive mentorship and training in psychological research, data analysis, ethics, college teaching and professional development. Furthermore, students will have the option to complete a thesis (i.e., independent research project) or a non-thesis option (i.e., independently teach a college psychology course). Students will consult with the graduate program coordinator to help determine the option that will best prepare the student to meet her/his professional goals.

Degree Candidacy

Admission to degree candidacy is a prerequisite to enrollment in PSYC 5189 - Thesis Research  and PSYC 5190 - Thesis Writing .

To be admitted to departmental degree candidacy students must achieve a minimum overall GPA of 3.0.

Psychology: Thesis Concentration

Minimum Total Hours: 36

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