The Department of Psychology offers a dual degree program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Psychology (B.S.) and a Master of Science in Experimental Psychology (M.S.).
In these five-year programs, students take twelve Psychology graduate credits during their senior year (two courses in the fall and two in the spring), which count as elective credits in their undergraduate Psychology major (B.S.). Thus, these 12 graduate credits count towards both the undergraduate and graduate degrees.
Students need an additional 24 graduate credits to earn the M.S. degree. These are typically taken in the 5th year and summers: 9 credits during the fall and spring semesters and 3 elective credits in the summers before and after the fifth year. Students apply to the program in the second semester of their junior year.
When applying, students must indicate whether they would like to be considered for the M.S. in Experimental Psychology or the M.S. in Experimental Psychology – Thesis, which requires the completion of an empirical master’s thesis in addition to the 36 credits of graduate coursework. Detailed requirements for completion of the M.S. degree may be found in the Graduate Catalogue. Please see the Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Psychology for advising.
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