Psychology, MS

The MS degree in psychology offered by the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences has two different track options: a thesis track and an applied project track. Both the thesis and applied project tracks are intensive, research-oriented programs.

The MS degree in psychology offered by the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences has two main program options. One is an intensive, research-oriented program culminating in a thesis or applied project. Students receive training in advanced research methodology and statistical analysis, grant proposal writing, laboratory instrumentation, data collection and manuscript development. Students gain first-hand exposure to designing and conducting research, analyzing data and developing presentations and manuscripts. Students are encouraged to present research reports at professional meetings and conferences and to publish as co-authors in faculty-guided research. This option is ideal for students who plan to pursue doctoral work or careers that involve psychological research methods such as marketing research, education research analysis, public policy analysis, research project management or program evaluation.

The program option offered online is designed to give students and working professionals an understanding of psychological theory and empirical research findings as they relate to human behavior, cognition, emotion, and attitudes. The coursework is designed to help students learn about the various roles of psychologists in society today and discover which they might like to pursue through careers in education, social service, for-profit and nonprofit organizations, management, or through additional graduate training.

Elective courses in all options are offered in several areas, including abnormal psychology, affective science, behavior analysis, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, health psychology, legal psychology, psychophysiology and social psychology.

Program Offered

Psychology, MS

Offered by
New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

Location
West, Online

Plan of Study

The Plan of Study is the required curriculum to complete the program.

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Program Requirements

Required Core (6 credit hours)
PSY 502 Professional Issues in Psychology (3)
PSY 515 Quantitative Analysis I (3)

IN-PERSON DELIVERY OPTIONS:
Research (9 credit hours)
PSY 500 Research Methods (3)
PSY 592 Research (6)

THESIS OPTION:
Other Requirement (6 credit hours)
PSY 516 Quantitative Analysis II (3)
PSY 517 Quantitative Analysis III (3)

Electives (9 credit hours)

Culminating Experience (6 credit hours)
PSY 599 Thesis (6)

APPLIED PROJECT OPTION:
Other Requirement (3 credit hours)
PSY 516 Quantitative Analysis II (3)

Electives (12 credit hours)

Culminating Experience (6 credit hours)
PSY 593 Applied Project (6)

ONLINE DELIVERY OPTION:
Research (3 credit hours)
PSY 500 Research Methods (3)

Electives (24 credit hours)

Culminating Experience (3 credit hours)
PSY 553 Capstone in General Psychology (3)

Additional Curriculum Information
Students choose one of three program options culminating in a thesis, applied project or capstone course. The capstone course option is only for students on the online campus. Thesis and applied project options are for the ground campus only.

Students completing a thesis or applied project must complete PSY 516 Quantitative Analysis II. In addition, thesis students will take PSY 517 Quantitative Analysis III and only nine credit hours of electives.

Students completing the capstone course (PSY 553) must take 24 credit hours of elective coursework and will not complete Quantitative Analysis II (PSY 516) nor any PSY 592 coursework.

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