The Department of Psychology offers the Masters of Science in Experimental Psychology, with concentrations in general psychology and behavioral neuroscience. (also available with a Behavioral Neuroscience concentration). The program is designed to train students in the scientific methods of psychology in preparation for involvement in basic research and teaching, and sometimes for work in applied settings (e.g. clinical psychology or industrial/organizational psychology). The M.S. degree program is designed specifically for students seeking to gain a solid foundation in empirical research for eventual entry into Ph.D. programs in scientific psychology or for students desiring to explore the field.
Students completing this program will be in a better position to apply for doctoral degrees in scientist/practitioner programs in clinical or counseling psychology, as well as doctoral programs in experimental psychology and neuroscience. Graduates may also go on to related areas of employment such as laboratory assistants, market researchers, science writers and community college teaching.
To be eligible for financial aid, students must be accepted and matriculated into a degree program. Financial aid for graduate students is available in the form of a FFELP/Stafford Loan, an alternative loan or a personal loan.