Psychology General Masters Program Degree Requirements

A student in the Masters Program in General Psychology has two choices for completing the degree: one involves more coursework, and the other involves a research-intensive thesis experience. With either choice the program includes two mandatory courses:

V0100: Advanced Experimental Psychology I (4 credits)
V0500: Statistical Methods in Psychology I (3 credits)

A student also must take one course from the areas of cognition, sleep, neuroscience, psychometrics, psycholinguistics, psychopharmocology, or else achieve a score in at least the 65th percentile on the advanced psychology section of the Graduate Record Examination.

If the student chooses to complete the program without a thesis, he or she must complete 40 credits (including the two mandatory courses). If a student chooses to complete the program with a thesis, 31 credits are required. In either case, the student must maintain a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0.

Students choosing the thesis option are required to enroll in B9900 for which they receive 3 credits with no grade until they complete their thesis. Most students will also enroll for B9800 for at least one semester prior to B9900 while they develop their thesis plans and complete the proposal.