Please note: The Psychology Department is in the process of restructuring the graduate program and will not be accepting applications for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 academic years.

The Master of Arts program in psychology offers concentrations in:

  • clinical psychology
  • behavioral medicine/health psychology
  • social/personality psychology
  • neuroscience/psychobiology

Both clinical and research practicum sites are available. Most students complete the program in two years. While an undergraduate major in psychology is not required, students must have taken a statistics course to be considered for admission to the program.

All master's programs in psychology consist of 12 500-level graduate semester courses. The student must also write a thesis, which is counted as two semester courses. One course (Advanced Psychological Statistics) is required of all students and is normally taken in the first semester of the first year. Students who plan to elect the clinical practicum must take Psychology 505, Seminar in Psychopathology, and Psychology 519, Advanced Clinical Psychology. The normal distribution of courses involves taking seven courses during the first year and five courses in the second year.

Please note that all M.A. courses, despite a separate graduate course number, are held concurrently with advanced undergraduate students. Graduate students receive a separate syllabus with enhanced readings and requirements. They also participate in an additional hour-long meeting each week that is exclusively for graduate students enrolled in that course.

Programs of study are developed in consultation with the academic adviser and are approved by the Graduate Studies Committee.

Requests for applications and information for the Master of Arts program in psychology should be addressed to the Psychology Department at the address below.