The Master of Arts in Psychology (M.A.) program provides a strong understanding of the biological bases of behavior, social bases of behavior, acquired bases of behavior and individual bases of behavior. This program is designed to help students develop skills in research methodology, statistics and critical thinking.
The Applied Experimental Concentration is designed for those students who wish to do graduate work with a focus on research and its application in areas of psychology. Graduates from the General Psychology Concentration typically matriculate into doctoral programs at major universities or find employment in community college teaching, research centers, public agencies, or industry. The 36 sh curriculum provides depth in the basic content areas of psychology (cognitive neuroscience, cognitive, developmental, social), the research tools of psychology (research design, statistics), and in-depth study in the student’s field of interest through electives, independent study, supervised research, and the thesis.
The University of West Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The Counseling program meets all standards of the Council of Applied Masters Programs in Psychology (CAMPP) and the Masters of Psychology Accreditation Council (MPAC).