Course of Study

  • The following outlines the coursework required to complete the MA in Psychology: Experimental concentration.  All courses are in the Department of Psychology (PSY).  

 

Semester   Program of Study (odd year entry) Semester Hours Program of Study (even year entry) Semester Hours
         
1 (Fall) 5020: Research Methods 3 5020: Research Methods 3
  5300: Learning 5300: Learning
  5530: Special Topics 5310: Cognitive Processes
  5015: Research Seminar 5015: Research Seminar
         
2 (Spring) 5030: Quantitative Methods 3 5030: Quantitative Methods 3
  5320: Biological Bases of Behavior 5320: Biological Bases of Behavior
  5330: Developmental Seminar 5340: Seminar in Social Psychology
  5015: Research Seminar 5015: Research Seminar
         
3 (Fall) 5998: Thesis Prospectus 3 5998: Thesis Prospectus 3
  5310: Cognitive Processes 5530: Special Topics
  5015: Research Seminar 5015: Research Seminar
         
         
4 (Spring) 5999: Thesis  3 5999: Thesis  3
  5340: Seminar in Social Psychology 5330: Developmental Seminar
  5015: Research Seminar 5015: Research Seminar
         
Total s.h.    34 s.h.    34 s.h. 

 

Information to Note

  1. The student must be enrolled and on campus for two years beginning in the Fall semester.  
  2. Please note that additional hours may be required to maintain eligibility for some assistantships (usually up to 9 credits each semester).
  3. Students interested in teaching assistantships (GTA) in their second year should also take PSY 5011, Teaching of Psychology, during the first year Spring semester.  
  4. Students selected to teach as a GTA during the second year are required to take PSY 5011 each semester they are teaching (e.g., both semesters during second year).  

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"[The program] refined my understanding of the experimental method and statistical analyses. After completing the program I found that my understanding of both the analytical methods and the research situations in which they were applied had greatly improved."

- Tim Pruitt (Class of 2009)

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828-262-2272 x 438
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