The MA in psychology is distinguished by its emphasis on basic research and the application of research to solve practical problems in families, industry, government, and health care settings. Because of the program’s proximity to Washington D.C., students have access to many employment and continuing education opportunities in research, academia, and consulting within government, public, and private settings.
The psychology MA offers the following concentrations:
While the department does not offer a master's degree in clinical or counseling psychology, 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.
The University Catalog is the authoritative source for information on program requirements and courses. The Schedule of Classes is the authoritative source for information on classes scheduled for this semester. See the Schedule for the most up-to-date information and see Patriot web to register for classes. Requirements may be different for earlier catalog years. See the University Catalog archives.
Total credits: 30-32
Students should be aware of the specific policies associated with this program, located on the Admissions & Policies tab.
Choose one concentration and complete the requirements therein.
For policies governing all graduate degrees, see AP.6 Graduate Policies.
The industrial/organizational psychology concentration trains students in the conduct and application of psychological research in work settings. Expertise can be developed in a variety of areas, including personnel selection, training, leadership, motivation, and human performance assessment.
|Select at least 10 credits of the following:||10|
|Quantitative Methods III: Psychological Applications of Regression Techniques|
|Evaluative Research in Psychology|
|PSYC 636||Survey of Industrial Psychology||3|
|PSYC 639||Survey of Organizational Processes||3|
|Select three courses from the following:||9|
|Training: Psychological Contributions to Theory, Design, and Evaluation|
|Techniques in Industrial/Organizational Psychology|
|Issues in Personnel Psychology|
|Psychology of Work Motivation|
|Behavior in Small Groups and Teams|
|Industrial and Personnel Testing and Evaluation|
|Seminar in Industrial/Organizational Psychology|
When their topic is relevant, other courses, including sections of PSYC 592 Special Topics, may be applied to this requirement.
|Select 1 credit from the following:||1|
|Seminar in Professional Psychology|
Requires advisor's approval.
|Students complete the 32 credits required for this degree through additional coursework in statistics or specialized content|