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).

Program of Study (Odd Year Entry)

Semester 1 (Fall)

  • 5020: Research Methods (3 s.h.)
  • 5300: Learning (3 s.h.)
  • 5530: Special Topics (3 s.h.)
  • 5015: Research Seminar (1 s.h.)

Semester 2 (Spring)

  • 5030: Quantitative Methods (3 s.h.)
  • 5320: Biological Bases of Behavior (3 s.h.)
  • 5330: Developmental Seminar (3 s.h.)
  • 5015: Research Seminar (1 s.h.)

Semester 3 (Fall)

  • 5998: Thesis Prospectus (3 s.h.)
  • 5310: Cognitive Processes (3 s.h.)
  • 5015: Research Seminar (1 s.h.)

Semester 4 (Spring)

  • 5999: Thesis (3 s.h.)
  • 5340: Seminar in Social Psychology (3 s.h.)
  • 5015: Research Seminar (1 s.h.)

Total s.h. = 34

Program of Study (Even Year Entry)

Semester 1 (Fall)

  • 5020: Research Methods (3 s.h.)
  • 5300: Learning (3 s.h.)
  • 5310: Cognitive Processes ( 3 s.h.)
  • 5015: Research Seminar ( 1 s.h.)

Semester 2 (Spring)

  • 5030: Quantitative Methods (3 s.h.)
  • 5320: Biological Bases of Behavior (3 s.h.)
  • 5340: Seminar in Social Psychology ( 3 s.h.)
  • 5015: Research Seminar ( 1 s.h.)

Semester 3 (Fall)

  • 5998: Thesis Prospectus (3 s.h.)
  • 5530: Special Topics ( 3 s.h.)
  • 5015: Research Seminar ( 1 s.h.)

Semester 4 (Spring)

  • 5999: Thesis (3 s.h.)
  • 5330: Developmental Seminar ( 3 s.h.)
  • 5015: Research Seminar (1 s.h.)

Total s.h. = 34

 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).