Psychology Program Information
The Department of Psychology offers the Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Complete descriptions of the minimum requirements for these degrees are provided in the Graduate Degrees section of this catalog. Students are not accepted for a terminal master’s degree.
Doctoral areas of specialization include the teaching and research areas of developmental, behavior analysis, behavioral and cognitive neuroscience, social psychology, and counseling psychology. The training program in counseling psychology is accredited by the American Psychological Association. A predoctoral internship of one year is required for the counseling psychology program.
Undergraduate preparation should include at least one course in experimental methods and one course in statistics. Other courses in psychology should include at least three or four of the following: cognition, developmental, learning, personality, physiological, sensory, and social. Applicants with GRE scores lower than 300 are usually not admitted to graduate study in psychology.
Co-major: The Department offers two co-major programs in conjunction with the Department of Educational Psychology leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degree in psychology and either educational psychology or research and evaluation methodology.