The Master of Arts degree is offered with concentrations in either of two areas,
clinical or general psychology. Both programs require a thesis and two years of
academic and related work. Both are designed either to provide a foundation for
advanced study or to enable the student to qualify for an appropriate master’s
level professional position in the broad fields of human behavior and services.
Both also require the same 18 semester hours of common coursework. The
programs differ, however, in the specific professional objectives they are designed
to serve. The also differ in the minimum number of required semester hours,
and in the specific courses required beyond the 18 hours common to both.
In addition to meeting the University requirements for admission to the
graduate program, successful psychology graduate program applicants will have
completed undergraduate courses in general psychology, statistics, and research
methods. Abnormal and experimental psychology are highly recommended.
Preference will be given to students who have extensive undergraduate
coursework in psychology and experience in the field.