Psychology M.A.

All General/Experimental and Clinical students must meet the Requirements for the Master's Degree prior to advancement to candidacy for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

Overview

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 and Clinical Psychology. 

The minimum requirements for the General/Experimental Psychology 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 minimum requirements for the Clinical Psychology M.A. degree are 24 credits of graded course work, 6 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 preliminary exam for the Clinical Psychology M.A. is the proposal of the topic for the empirical master’s thesis