Psychology, M.A. - Master
Psychology is the study of human and animal behavior. Graduate training in Psychology entails in-depth exploration and understanding of the core foundations of the biological bases of behavior, the social bases of behavior, the acquired bases of behavior, and the individual bases of behavior. As a scientific discipline, the study of psychology also requires competence in research methodology, statistics, and critical thinking. Psychology is also an applied discipline, with applications in clinical health and mental health settings, business settings, and educational settings. Students completing a master’s degree in Psychology will be prepared to pursue a wide range of careers at the master’s level or to pursue advanced training at the doctoral level. There are several areas of concentration in the master’s program: General, Counseling, Counseling-Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and Industrial-Organizational. Students seeking to complete the M.A. degree in Psychology must meet the general University requirements, the Psychology department graduate core requirements, and the specialized requirements of the student’s chosen area of concentration. The student also has the option of fulfilling requirements for a certificate in Cognitive Psychology or Health Psychology, within the requirements for the master’s degree.