All General/Experimental students must meet the Requirements for the Master's Degree prior to advancement to candidacy for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
There is no entry level M.A. degree in Psychology, the M.A. degree is earned as a prerequisite to the Psychology Ph.D. in General/Experimental Psychology. The minimum requirements for the M.A. degree are 15 credits of graded course work, 15 credits of thesis research, and completion and satisfactory oral defense of an empirical master's thesis. Completion of a preliminary exam fulfills the comprehensive exam requirement. The Clinical Program does not offer an MA degree.