What You’ll Learn
Motivated students who want to pursue research careers should consider the combined degree in psychology. Not only do students get instruction in an intensive format, but they can earn their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in five years with a full-time commitment.
Students collaborate with faculty on a wide range of research, including; human learning, applied behavior analysis, language/memory of the aging, substance use in adolescence, and much more. This type of training helps our graduates get into successful research-oriented doctoral programs.
The program combines a solid undergraduate psychology education and advanced masters-level training in either general psychological research or clinical research.
Our rigorous program develops applied and academic knowledge in the areas of biological, acquired or learned, social, developmental, and individual bases of behavior. Additionally, all students receive advanced training in research methods and statistics.Curriculum & Learning Outcomes
Graduates typically go on to positions in research and doctoral programs. Doctoral degrees are necessary for advanced research, administrative positions in health and human service fields, university teaching, and independent research.
Graduates with an MA from our program include PhD candidates, research scientists and technicians, and individuals in human service and mental health-related agencies.
All applicants must complete the multi-step process managed by the Center for Graduate Studies.
- Determine your applicant type
- Submit application
- Request all official transcripts
- Review and submit required application materials through the Application Status Portal
- International applicants must also submit international materials
Fall Semester: August 1
Complete applications received after the published deadline are welcome and will be reviewed on a space-available basis.
Faculty/Student Collaborative Research
Independent and directed study courses are offered to give students the opportunity to pursue individual interests outside of standard coursework. Our faculty have active research agendas and publish in respected research journals.
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