Our primary mission for both
programs is to prepare students for doctoral study by offering quality
instruction in the science of psychology and opportunities to conduct
psychological research. Our faculty members have a variety of research
interests and routinely collaborate with students.
Explore our website for Current Students:
to learn more about our students’ experiences and accomplishments and to view resources and opportunities available to our students.
Our master's degree in clinical psychology is designed to prepare students to be competitive candidates for psychology doctoral programs and to enhance students' research skills by offering a wide range of research experience: from assisting faculty researchers to completing their own independent research projects. The program consists of a rigorous combination of classroom and research experiences. The program provides limited clinical training and does not lead to licensure at the Master’s level. Students have the option of enhancing their content knowledge and skills by completing a concentration in:
Our master's in cognitive and social
processes is a two-year program designed to provide extensive training in
cognitive psychology, social psychology, research methods, and statistics. Its
primary purpose is to prepare students for doctoral programs in Cognitive
Psychology, Social Psychology, or a related area (e.g., I/O, quantitative,
personality, psychology and law). The program will also prepare students to work in research settings, business, or industry. Students have the option of enhancing their content knowledge by completing a program certificate in an area of interest.
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