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  Sep 19, 2017
 
CURRENT 2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Psychology (M.A.)


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Program Admission Requirements

In addition to the Graduate School Admission Requirements , a B average calculated for the last two years overall is required. A personal interview may be requested. Three recommendations from former instructors who are in a position to judge the applicant’s aptitude for graduate study are also required.

Program Description

Graduate students seeking the M.A. degree in Psychology have two concentrations to choose from: Clinical and General Experimental. The clinical psychology track requires the completion of 53 semester hours, and the experimental psychology track requires the completion of 37 semester hours. 

Electives Hours: 9


 (Electives must be approved by the program director.)

General Experimental Psychology Concentration: 37 hours


The general-experimental psychology concentration requires the completion of 37 semester hours including:

Elective Hours: 6


(Electives must be approved be the program director.)

Comprehensive Requirement


Degree candidates for both concentrations must complete a comprehensive requirement which consists of an approved thesis prospectus and successful performance on an oral examination given by a committee of at least three faculty members.

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