Master of Science in Psychology Non-Thesis (MS)

All application materials for the Master of Science in Psychology are due by the date prescribed by the Office of Graduate Studies and Research to be considered for admission. Students apply to begin the graduate program in the Fall.

The following are the admissions criteria for the MS in the Psychology Program:

  1. Submit an application for graduate studies by the Fall due date provided by the Graduate School. Deadlines may be found at:
  2. Pay the application fee.
  3. Submit an official transcript from the last institution attended and an official transcript from the institution where the highest degree was earned. In some cases it may be the same institution.
  4. Submit two letters of recommendation from academic or professional sources to the Graduate School.
  5. Include a statement of purpose with a minimum of 300 words describing your academic and career goals and objectives.
  6. Include a sample of your academic writing skills (it may be an undergraduate research paper, a book chapter, or a journal article).

Major Curriculum - Psychology

Required Courses
PSYC 5302Survey of Social Psychology3
PSYC 5304Survey of Personality Psyc3
PSYC 5305Human Dev Across Life-Span3
PSYC 5320Research Design&Statistics3
PSYC 5370Cognitive Science3
PSYC 5388Psychology Internship I3
PSYC 5389Psychology Internship II3
Select five courses from the following: 115
Advanced Psychopathology
Issues in Psychology
Addictions Counseling
Spc Topics Research Methods
Bilingual Cognition
Human Memory
Intro to Neuropsychology
Psychology and Law
Evolutionary Psychology
Graduate Research
Total Semester Credit Hours36

9 SCH of electives may be selected from any 5000-level graduate courses, including those from other departments in the university, with the approval of the Graduate Advisor.