Psychology MS

Students can choose from the following two options, both of which are 36 semester hours:

  1. Psychology MS Thesis Option (requires an empirical thesis, for 6 semester hours or PSY 518).
  2. Psychology MS Non-Thesis Option (requires 3 semester hours of PSY 595). 

Master of Science in Psychology - Option I Thesis 

Thesis
PSY 518Thesis (6 semester hours required)3-6
Only 6 semester hours of credit for 518 per degree will be given upon satisfactory completion of the requirement
Required Core Courses (30 semester hours)
PSY 505Intro to Educational Psycholog3
or PSY 511 Cognitive Science
PSY 509History & Systems of Psychology3
PSY 515Neuro/Bio Bases of Behavi3
or PSY 545 Developmental Psychology
PSY 612Psy Ed Statistics3
PSY 681Intermediate Statistics3
PSY 620Intro to Human Cognition3
PSY 622Research Design: Introduction to Theses and Dissertations3
PSY 625Cognition & Instruction I3
or PSY 627 SOCIAL COGNITION
PSY 594Ethical Issues in Organization3
or PSY 618 Group Dynamics
PSY 621Advanced Cognition3
or PSY 675 Advanced Topics in Educational Psychology
Total Hours36

Master of Science in Psychology - Option II Non-Thesis

Required Core Courses (33 semester hours)
PSY 505Intro to Educational Psycholog3
or PSY 511 Cognitive Science
PSY 509History & Systems of Psychology3
PSY 515Neuro/Bio Bases of Behavi3
PSY 612Psy Ed Statistics3
PSY 681Intermediate Statistics3
PSY 620Intro to Human Cognition3
PSY 625Cognition & Instruction I3
PSY 594Ethical Issues in Organization3
or PSY 618 Group Dynamics
PSY 627SOCIAL COGNITION3
PSY 545Developmental Psychology3
or PSY 572 Psychological Assessment and Measurement
PSY 621Advanced Cognition3
or PSY 675 Advanced Topics in Educational Psychology
Required Research
PSY 595Research Literature & Techniqu (3 semester hours required)3
Total Hours36

Master of Science in Psychology with an emphasis in Applied Psychology - Option I Thesis

Thesis
PSY 518Thesis (6 semester hours required)6
Only 6 semester hours of credit for 518 per degree will be given upon satisfactory completion of the requirement
Required Core Courses (21 semester hours)
PSY 502Theories of Personality3
PSY 503Abnormal Psy/Devpmt Psychopath3
PSY 507Pharmaco-therapy3
PSY 520Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Clinical Practice3
PSY 527GLB/Social/Cltural Bases Behav3
PSY 545Developmental Psychology3
PSY 538Ethics in Clinical Practice3
Applied Track Courses (30 semester hours)
PSY 508Theory/Technique Applied Psy3
PSY 537Advanced Therapeutic Intervention3
PSY 572Psychological Assessment and Measurement3
PSY 573Intellectual Assessment I3
PSY 575Personality Assessment II3
PSY 592Group Psychotherapy3
or COUN 528 Intro Grp Dynamics & Procedure
PSY 612Psy Ed Statistics (may be waived with consent of advisor if student has passed an intorductory statistics class, must be replaced with an approved elective)3
PSY 691Clinical Practicum Psychology (9 sh required)3
(must pass comprehensive examinations before enrolling for second & third semester)
Electives (6 semester hours)
PSY 515Neuro/Bio Bases of Behavi3
PSY 589Independent Study1-4
PSY 605Single Subject Designs3
PSY 630RORSCHACH AND PROJECTIVES3
COUN 512Career Development3
COUN 539Introduction to Play Therapy3
COUN 611Introduction to Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy3
Total Hours63

Master of Science in Psychology with an emphasis in Applied Psychology - Option II Non-Thesis

Required Core Courses (21 semester hours)
PSY 502Theories of Personality3
PSY 503Abnormal Psy/Devpmt Psychopath3
PSY 507Pharmaco-therapy3
PSY 520Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Clinical Practice3
PSY 545Developmental Psychology3
PSY 527GLB/Social/Cltural Bases Behav3
PSY 538Ethics in Clinical Practice3
Applied Track Courses (27 semester hours)
PSY 508Theory/Technique Applied Psy3
PSY 537Advanced Therapeutic Intervention3
PSY 572Psychological Assessment and Measurement3
PSY 573Intellectual Assessment I3
PSY 575Personality Assessment II3
PSY 592Group Psychotherapy3
or COUN 528 Intro Grp Dynamics & Procedure
PSY 691Clinical Practicum Psychology (9 sh required)3
(must pass comprehensive examinations before enrolling for second & third semester)
Research (6 semester hours)
PSY 595Research Literature & Techniqu (Three semester hours required)3
PSY 612Psy Ed Statistics (may be waived with consent of advisor if student has passed an intorductory statistics class, must be replaced with an approved elective)3
Electives (9 semester hours)
PSY 515Neuro/Bio Bases of Behavi3
PSY 589Independent Study1-4
PSY 605Single Subject Designs3
PSY 630RORSCHACH AND PROJECTIVES3
COUN 512Career Development3
COUN 539Introduction to Play Therapy3
COUN 611Introduction to Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy3
Total Hours63

Note:  Successful completion of the Comprehensive Exam is required of all students.