Applied, Experimental and Engineering Psychology (MS)
The master of science program in applied experimental and engineering psychology emphasizes the role of human behavior and performance in both simple and complex human-machine systems. The departments of psychology, industrial and systems engineering, and information technology all contribute to the teaching of courses in the program.
Engineering psychology examines the capabilities and limitations to sense, perceive, store, and process information and how these human factors impact human interactions with technology. This knowledge is applied to the design, use, and maintenance of human-machine systems. Students are trained in both the research methods of experimental psychology and the application of these results to contemporary problems in industry and the use of technology.
Engineering psychologists are interested in how and why performance might be affected by the use of technology.
The MS program in applied experimental and engineering psychology prepares students to function as effective engineering psychologists in an industrial, governmental, or consulting organization. The program also provides a foundation for further advanced academic study in engineering psychology, human factors, or experimental psychology.
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education
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International Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid Description: For graduate study, many of the 70 graduate programs offer assistantships. Additionally, more than 9,000 student jobs are available on campus each year.
Classification: Master's College or University I
Loans Offered: Loans may be available. Applicants may apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Candidates may work with RIT's Financial Aid Office to determine aid eligibility and funding options.
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