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MS in Psychology


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The MS in Psychology provides students with pre-doctoral training—a background in the development and application of psychological theories, basic scientific methods, and principles of psychological science.

Learning Outcomes


At the end of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the foundations of psychology.
  2. Synthesize psychological theory and research to apply in real-world situations, such as in educational, social, organizational, and health settings.
  3. Interpret psychological theory and research.
  4. Describe psychological theory, research, and practice from a multicultural and/or global perspective.
  5. Apply psychological theory, research, and practice to scholarly and/or professional activities that promote positive social change.

Degree Requirements


  • 48 quarter credits
  • Foundation course (3 cr.)
  • Core courses (25 cr.)
  • Specialization courses (15 cr.; see each specialization for specific courses)
  • Capstone (5 cr.)

Curriculum


There are two tracks in the MS in Psychology program: Track I is for students who want to advance in their careers; Track II is for those who intend to further their studies in a doctoral program. The curriculum consists of one foundation course, five core courses, three specialization courses, and a capstone course. See each specialization for the specific courses for that specialization.

Course Sequence–Track I


Quarter Course Credits
1 PSYC 6002 - Foundations of Graduate Study in Psychology   3 cr.
  PSYC 6200 - Themes and Theories of Psychology   5 cr.
2 PSYC 6215 - Lifespan Development♦   5 cr.
  PSYC 6701 - Culture and Psychology♦   5 cr.
3 RSCH 6110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods   5 cr.
  Specialization Course 5 cr.
4 PSYC 6800 - Applied Psychology Research Methods   5 cr.
  Specialization Course 5 cr.
5 Specialization Course 5 cr.
  PSYC 6393 - MS in Psychology Capstone   5 cr.

Course Sequence–Track II


Quarter Course Credits
1 PSYC 6002 - Foundations of Graduate Study in Psychology   3 cr.
  PSYC 6200 - Themes and Theories of Psychology   5 cr.
2 PSYC 6215 - Lifespan Development♦   5 cr.
  PSYC 6701 - Culture and Psychology♦   5 cr.
3 RSCH 6110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods   5 cr.
  Specialization Course 5 cr.
4 RSCH 6210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis   5 cr.
  Specialization Course 5 cr.
5 Specialization Course 5 cr.
  PSYC 6393 - MS in Psychology Capstone   5 cr.

Note on Licensure


The MS in Psychology is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional.

Program Data


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