Requirements

Prerequisites for Application

An applicant to the master's program must have completed (or be currently enrolled in) at least 18 undergraduate hours in psychology, including statistics and one laboratory.

Requirements for Completion of Program

The following courses are required:

  • PSY 8000 - Seminar
  • PSY 8100 - Stat & Experimental Des
  • PSY 8050 - Biopsychology
  • PSY 8150 - Cognitive Psychology
  • PSY 9032 - Thesis Direction I
  • PSY 9033 - Thesis Direction II
  • FOUR ELECTIVES - See below

At least three electives must be from among the following program electives:

  • PSY 8175 - Animal Learning & Cognition
  • PSY 8200 - Perception
  • PSY 8225 - Psychopathology
  • PSY 8275 - Approaches to Psychotherapy
  • PSY 8300 - Developmental Psychology
  • PSY 8325 - Psychological Testing
  • PSY 8350 - History & Systems
  • PSY 8400 - Personality: Empirical Res
  • PSY 8450 - Psychologic Measurement
  • PSY 8500 - Psychopharmacology
  • PSY 8550 - Social Psychology
  • PSY 8900 - Special Topics**
  • PSY 9031 - Individual Research

**Special Topics Courses taught since 2005 - Transactional Processes in Child Development; Evolutionary Approaches to Psych; Attention and Memory; Psych & Law; Sleep & Dreaming; Health Psychology; Spatial Cognition; Psych of Gender; Behavior Modification and Applied Behavior Analysis; Language and Its Acquisition; Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience; Memory and Aging; Neural and Behavioral Economics; Close Relationships; Social Neuroscience

With advisor approval, one elective may be from among the following non-program electives

  • PSY 8425 - Organizational Psychology
  • PSY 8475 - Organizational Training
  • PSY 8825 - Psych of Personnel Admin
  • PSY 8850 - Personality Theories
  • PSY 8875 - Organizational Change Mgmt.
  • A graduate course offered by another academic department may be taken if it is approved as appropriate for the student's focus in psychology.