Whether you’re planning to pursue a Ph.D. program or looking to enter a research-intensive job right away, this master’s program will help get you there. We train students in the scientific methods of psychology, so you’ll be ready to work in either academic or applied settings — from lab assistants and science writers to college instructors and academic researchers. We offer concentrations in Behavioral Neuroscience, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Behavioral Sciences — all with a thesis. In addition, we offer concentrations in Data Visualization and Analysis and Psychological Science without a thesis. Whichever you choose, you’ll find individualized research training and mentoring, state-of-the-art facilities, and outstanding faculty with a wide range of expertise.
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Advantages of a Master’s in Experimental Psychology
Benefit from a wide variety of research opportunities and the ability to design your own thesis project.
"Seton Hall provided me with the intellectual challenge, support and research opportunities I needed. I am now in a clinical psychology Ph.D. program, building on what I learned in the experimental psychology master's program."Monica De Iorio, M.S. ’15
In this two-year, research-intensive program, all students are paired with a faculty member by the end of their first semester for immersive research experience in our advanced facilities, including animal and eye-tracking laboratories. Every semester students take three courses: two content courses and one course dedicated to development of the students’ mentored research. This work culminates in either a thesis, literature review, or data analysis project at the end of the second year.
Faculty members in the Department of Psychology are nationally recognized scholars with research expertise spanning the diverse areas of the field. Faculty research has been funded through awards from the U.S. Fulbright Scholar program, the Department of Education, the American Psychological Association, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the Spencer Foundation. Faculty member distinctions include serving on the editorial boards of journals, serving as review panelists for the National Science Foundation, serving on the Eastern Psychological Association (EPA) Board of Directors, presiding as president of the EPA, and earning fellow status in both APA and EPA.
The College of Arts and Sciences is dedicated to providing graduate programs to educate the professionals, scientists, educators and leaders of the future. Our goal is to impart the skills and knowledge that graduate students need to develop and follow successful career paths and to prepare them to contribute meaningfully to society through service and/or the advancement of knowledge. We believe that an education grounded in the principles of liberal arts and dedicated to societal advancement through research and interdisciplinary studies is the best instrument for producing well-rounded citizens with intentions that are both personally fulfilling and noble.