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Students are required to follow the Academic Handbook and Code of Student Responsibility

Course Requirements

​Formal requirements for the M.S. degree include satisfactory completion of 48 quarter hours and maintaining at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA.

Core Courses (7 courses / 28  credit hours)

Diversity Core Courses (1 course / 4 credit hours)

Quantitative Core Courses (1 course /4 credit hours)

Graduate Capstone (1 course / 4 credit hours)

Sample Psychology Elective Courses (2 courses / 8/ credit hours)

Additional Requirements

In addition, program requirements include two mechanisms for demonstrating successful completion of the program: 1) a traditional Master's thesis, perhaps involving an empirical study; or 2) a research study or program evaluation “Capstone” project based upon the student's internship or employment experience. Upon completion of course work, students are required to maintain active student registration status until graduation. 

All degree requirements must be successfully completed within a six-year period of time.

PSY 345

CULTURAL ISSUES IN PSYCHOLOGY

Race and ethnic relations in the U.S. is not a fixed, static phenomenon, but rather a dynamic, ever-changing pattern of relationships. This course assists students in understanding the diversity, heterogeneity, and complexity of race relations in American society.
Prerequisites:
PSY 105 or 106 is a prerequisite for this class.

PSY 343

INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGICAL MEASUREMENT

Measurement in psychology; emphasis on standardization, reliability, validity; test and scale development.
Prerequisites:
PSY 241 and PSY 242 are a prerequisite for this class.

PSY 354

COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY

Focus on systemic and ecological theories of human behavior, diversity, social support, community intervention and evaluation, empowerment, social change, and working with underserved populations. Community service project strongly encouraged. Cross level with PSY 654.
Prerequisites:
PSY 105, PSY 106 or the equivalent of Introduction to Psychology is a prerequisite for this class.

PSY 363

ALCOHOLISM, DRUG ADDICTION AND RECOVERY

Survey of major research findings in the area of alcoholism and drug addiction. Description of treatment programs for recovery and explorations of drug free ways to alter consciousness.
Prerequisites:
PSY 105, PSY 106 or the equivalent of Introduction to Psychology is a prerequisite for this class.

PSY 364

HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY AND STRESS MANAGEMENT

Considers interaction of mind and body in maintaining health and resisting disease. Contributions of exercise, lifestyle, psychological functioning, and spirituality to wellness will be examined. Students will practice and document their experience with a wide range of stress management/exercise techniques.
Prerequisites:
PSY 105 or 106 is a prerequisite for this class.