The department is in the process of restructuring the graduate program and will not be accepting applications for the 2016-17 and 2017-2018 academic years.

Connecticut College offers the Master of Arts degree in psychology with four specializations:

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

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.

The degree consists of twelve 500-level courses typically completed over two years. Please note that all Master of Arts degree 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.

In the second year, a variety of clinical practicum placements are available to students who have completed the relevant clinical coursework. Research practica in the industry are also available. Financial aid in the form of partial tuition remission is available.

For more information on graduate studies in psychology, email Nancy MacLeod, department assistant for psychology.