College of Humanities and Social Sciences


The master’s degree in psychology has concentrations in applied developmental psychology, cognitive and behavioral neuroscience, human factors/applied cognition, industrial/organizational psychology, and school psychology. The department does not offer a master’s degree in clinical or counseling psychology, but a master’s degree in psychology with a concentration in clinical psychology is available for students who have been admitted to the doctoral program concentration in clinical psychology.

An accelerated master’s option with a CBNR concentration is available to students in the psychology bachelor’s program (BS or BA). See listing for specific requirements.

Provisional Admission

Students who are admitted provisionally are required to take 12 credits in psychology and earn a minimum GPA of 3.25 in those courses to qualify for removal of the provisional qualifier. Programs may add other conditions to provisional admission. Individualized study courses can not be used toward the 12 credits.

Degree Requirements (Catalog Year 2014-2015)

In addition to satisfying the requirements for all master’s degrees, students pursuing a master’s degree in psychology must successfully complete 32-46 credits of required course work. They complete this coursework in one of six concentrations.

A maximum of 6 credits of thesis proposal and thesis research (PSYC 798, 799) may be applied to the master’s degree. A maximum of 9 credits of thesis courses (798, 799), Directed Reading and Research (597), and Practicum (792) may be applied to the degree.

Requirements may be different for earlier catalog years. See the University Catalog archives.

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