Master’s Program Requirements
The Office of Graduate and Professional Studies (OGAPS) requires a minimum of 32 hours for a master’s degree (M.S.). The program is designed to be completed in 18-months, and a maximum of 2 years, with some variation across students depending on whether they plan to pursue an academic or industry career. This is a non-thesis degree, meaning that students do not complete a thesis as part of their degree requirements.
We expect students to be involved in their coursework and internship preparation, and to actively participate in their professional development. Students are encouraged to build relationships with local and national corporations as part of their graduate training.
Proficiency in methodology and statistics is foundational to graduate study in psychology. All graduate students take PSYC 607 (Experimental Psychology) and PSYC 671 (Experimental Design for Behavioral Scientists) during their first year in the program and must attain a grade of B (or higher) in both courses. These two courses focus on statistics and methodology in psychology.
Graduate Student Internship and Job Market Training
Students have an opportunity to participate in an individualized job market training program. The Program Director works closely with individual students to prepare job application materials, practice Skype and phone interviews, and interviews for various audiences. The Director works closely with students to prepare and refine application materials and prepare for interviews.
University Resources for Degree Information
- Graduate Catalog: Lists current expectations and timelines
- Student Rules : Information related to expectations for student conduct
- Steps to Fulfill Master’s Degree : University recommendations about the timeline for a degree
- Academic Calendar: University calendar for course registration and course schedules