Psychology, M.A.

This program is appropriate for those who are interested in teaching at the community college level, working at social service agencies, hospitals, law enforcement agencies or non-profits as a well as a variety of other career options in developmental, organizational or health psychology. The program will also provide a solid foundation for later doctoral study.

In addition to the College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Admissions Requirements, applicants must:

  • Submit official scores for the Criterion Online Writing Evaluation

Program Details:

  • Requires 36 SH for completion
  • Requires Comprehensive Exam OR Thesis with approval of graduate advisor

Required Courses

Core Courses - 15 SH

LAP 501Introduction to Psychological Assessment

3

LAP 505Advanced Abnormal Psychology

3

LAP 506Advanced Human Development

3

LAP 509Advanced Social Psychology

3

LAP 510Advanced Personality Theory

3

Specialization Courses Development - 13 SH

LAP 507Theories of Cognitive Psychology

3

LAP 520Biological Bases of Behavior

3

LAP 526Psychology of Organizational Leadership

3

LAP 549Psychology in the Community

2

LAP 552Career Development for Psychology Students

2

Required Research Courses - 5 SH

LAP 516Research Design for Psychology

3

LAP 517Psychological Statistics and Design and Analysis

2

Required Capstone Course - 3 SH

LAP 598Comprehensive Exam Seminar

1 TO 3

or

LAP 599Thesis

1 TO 3

Note: LAP 598 or LAP 599 must be taken for a total of 3 semester hours.