The goals of the social psychology program are to train students to be knowledgeable about the findings and theory of social psychology and to be sophisticated and practiced in its methodology. Emphasis is placed upon training students in the skills of constructing and performing basic research. While students are expected to learn through reading and attendance in courses, research techniques are learned largely through apprenticeship with one or more members of the faculty who are actively engaged in research. The program is structured to allow students to be actively engaged in independent or collaborative research, beyond the masters thesis and doctoral dissertation, on a regular basis.
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education