Credit hours: 42
Length of program: two years
Our master’s degree 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). However, the program will also prepare students to work in research settings, business, or industry. Students have the option of enhancing their content knowledge in institutional assessment or cultural diversity by completing program certificate in one of these areas.
Because we accept between 10 and 14 students each year, our class sizes are relatively small, and students easily can collaborate with faculty on research projects.
Our primary mission is to prepare students to pursue doctoral study in cognitive or social psychology or a related area. Some of our graduates obtain jobs as researchers, consultants, or professionals in business or industrial settings.
Many of our students are funded by an assistantship, which covers most of their tuition and fees and provides a stipend.
Our graduate faculty welcome the opportunity to conduct research with students, and we recommend that all students get involved in research projects. Often our graduate assistants are assigned to work on faculty research projects, but any student can work with the professors. For more information, see the faculty research interests page.
Some, but not all, of the courses listed below are required.
Various advanced statistics courses are also available.
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