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M.A. Program - Experimental Psychology


All students must complete 32 semester hours of graduate-level courses in Psychology.  These hours will include:

  1. Psychology 515, Colloquium in Experimental Psychology, both Fall and Spring semesters of first year in the program.
  2. Three semester hours of a research practicum course (Psychology 505 or 509) to be taken during the first year.  The goal is to prepare the student for undertaking the MA thesis.
  3. Statistics 521-522 or 531-532, or an equivalent sequence.
  4. Psychology 420 or 565, History and Systems.
  5. Twelve semester hours of 500 or 600-level foundation courses.  At the 500-level, foundation courses are listed below:
    Biological Area
    • 527 Behavioral Neuroscience
    • 546 Ethological Psychology
    • 547 Concepts in Evolution and Behavior
    Developmental Area
    • 512 Life-Span Developmental
    • 524 Brain and Behavioral Development
    Social Area
    • 530 Psychology of Attitudes
    • 550 Social
    Any 600-level course approved by the Student Advisory Committee may be included.
  6. Six semester hours of Psychology 500, Thesis.

Students must earn a grade of B or better in all courses that are to count toward the 32 hour total.

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