Minimum of 72 quarter hours beyond the Bachelor's degree including the following:
Statistics and Methodology Courses
Students must complete a thesis on a topic approved by the department.
An oral examination, in the student's field of graduate study, may be, but is not necessarily, limited to a defense of the student’s thesis.
For students in the MA/PhD program, advancement to doctoral candidacy is dependent upon satisfactory evaluations in each of the following three areas:
- Coursework performance
- Master’s Thesis
- Doctoral Candidacy Exam or Alternative Project (i.e., Comprehensive Exam or Comprehensive Alternative Project).
Not more than four years should elapse between admission to the program and admission to doctoral candidacy.
TOPICS IN EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY I
Consideration of topics of current interest to the faculty and advanced graduate students. Introduction to research methods and data analysis.
TOPICS IN EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY II
Topics in experimental psychology.
MASTER'S THESIS RESEARCH
Original investigation of a specific research problem. Four hours required.
FACTOR ANALYSIS AND PATH MODELING
Theoretical foundations, methods of analysis, and comparison of various factor analytic models. Structural equation and measurement models using the Mplus/ LISREL program.
PSY 411 is a prerequisite for this class.