Psychology, M.A.

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The program course outline and graduation requirements for this catalog year are listed below.  The department website provides an overview of the program, including admission requirements, faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers: https://www.southernct.edu/academics/psychology/programs

Program Sequence - 30 Credits

(24 Credits for Students in the Accelerated Pathway Program)
*Courses completed at undergraduate level for students in accelerated program.

Required
PSY 500 - Design and Analysis in Psychology - 3 credits*

One of the following
PSY 501 - Thinking and Learning - 3 credits
PSY 503 - Cognition and Memory - 3 credits
PSY 504 - Topics in Perception - 3 credits
PSY 505 - Contemporary Theories of Motivation - 3 credits
PSY 583 - Seminar in Comparative Physiological Psychology - 3 credits

One of the following
PSY 502 - Problems in Psychology - 3 credits
PSY 512 - Theories and Issues in Developmental Psychology - 3 credits
PSY 517 - Seminar in Social Psychology - 3 credits
PSY 526 - Theories and Research in Personality - 3 credits

Select Thesis or Comprehensive Exam

Thesis
PSY 589 – Thesis Seminar - 3 credits*
PSY 590 - Thesis Proposal - 3 credits
PSY 591 - Thesis - 3 credits
PSY Electives - 12 credits

Comprehensive Exam
The comprehensive exam option does not require additional electives
PSY Electives - 21 credits* (18 Credits for Accelerated Pathway Students)

Psychology Elective Credits (from above or below). These courses may also be any graduate level course in any subject.
PSY 527 - Abnormal Child Psychology - 3 credits
PSY 528 - Psychopathology - 3 credits
PSY 537 - Field Work in Clinical Psychological Services I - 3 credits
PSY 538 - Field Work in Clinical Psychological Services II - 3 credits
PSY 539 - Field Work in Psychology Research - 3 credits
PSY 543 - Clinical Methods in Psychology: Cognitive Assessment - 3 credits
PSY 544 - Clinical Methods in Psych: Personality & Social Assess - 3 credits
PSY 546 - Practicum in Psychological Assessment and Report Writing - 3 credits
PSY 551 - Art Psychotherapy - 3 credits
PSY 554 - Psychotherapy and Behavioral Change - 3 credits
PSY 557 - Behavior Modification and Therapy - 3 credits
PSY 560 - Seminar in the Psychology of Women - 3 credits
PSY 592 - Issues in Psychology, Law and Ethics - 3 credits
PSY 599 - Special Topics - 3 credits
PSY 600 - Independent Study or Research - 3 credits