The Experimental Psychology M.A./Ph.D. program prepares students for future employment in a wide variety of scientific, academic, and applied settings. The Experimental faculty consists of members from each of the following major experimental areas: developmental, social, cognitive, and the psychology of gender, with multiple faculty in social psychology and cognitive psychology.
Areas of concentration are available in social psychology and cognitive psychology. Students may also develop their own area of specialization in another experimental area in which a faculty member has expertise, such as developmental psychology.
Research experience is an integral part of the training and begins in the first year under the guidance of an advisor. During their second year, students plan and conduct research toward their MasterÆs thesis, and research for the dissertation is usually conducted during the third year. The program incorporates research skills within a major content area in psychology, and thereby qualifies students to work in a broad range of academic, research, and business settings. Student research is supported with competitive stipend levels.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
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Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999