The Master of Science Program in Psychological Science provides graduate level training in psychological theories and methods. In the thesis-based track, students focus research and courses on a specific area of psychology (e.g., social psychology); this option is available to students enrolled in the Psychology PhD program as well as students enrolled in a 4+1 program. In the course-based track, which is only available to students in the 4+1 program, students take a graduate-level curriculum that covers a broad range of psychology sub-fields.
Required graduate courses include courses in core areas of psychology (e.g., social psychology), quantitative methods, and other approved courses to provide depth and breadth. Students in the thesis track complete 24 course credits and also produce a Master’s thesis comprising an empirical study in psychology. Students in the course-based track, which is only available for students in the 4+1 program, complete 30 course credits.