Note. Beginning academic year 2012-2013, The Department of Psychology is no longer accepting new students into the Master of Arts in Psychology program. The information that follows is applicable to students accepted to the program prior to Fall 2012. Students enrolled in the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Psychology degree program are eligible for a Master of Arts in Psychology degree as part of the PhD in Psychology degree program. A detailed list of requirements for obtaining a Master of Arts in Psychology degree as part of the PhD in Psychology degree program can be found in the PhD program handbook.
Potential applicants should be aware that the Master of Arts in Psychology program is not designed to prepare students for professional practice as a psychologist. Further, completion of the Master of Arts in Psychology program is not adequate preparation for either the practice of psychology or use of the term “psychologist,” both of which are regulated by state statute. Students interested in the practice of psychology should consider the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program described under the Department of Psychology listing.
Master of Arts in Psychology Program Student Learning Outcomes
- To provide students with knowledge and skills in the evaluation, conduct, and dissemination of psychological research.
- To provide students with knowledge of ethical principles and to promote ethical conduct and high professional standards in research and applied situations.
- To provide students with knowledge and skills working with diverse individuals in professional contexts.