MA in Psychology

American University
United States
Qualification
Master's Degree
Study mode
Full-time
Duration
2 years
Intakes
January August
Tuition fee (local)
Information not available
Tuition fee (foreign)
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Entry Requirements

  • In addition to meeting the minimum university requirements for graduate study, applicants must submit a completed graduate application form, Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores for the General examination (Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytic), two letters of recommendation, and copies of all college transcripts. Admission is based on academic record, test scores, and two letters of recommendation.

Curriculum

PERSONALITY/SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

Complete two courses from the following:

  • Ethnic and Minority Issues in Psychology
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy 
  • Advanced Social Psychology 
  • Psychology of Sex Similarities and Differences 
  • Topics in Psychology (personality/social psychology)
  • Advanced Personality Psychology 
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology 
  • Stress, Coping, and Emotion 
  • Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, and Practice 
  • Psychological Assessment I 
  • Psychopathology: Theory and Research 
  • Advanced Developmental Psychology 
  • Behavioral Medicine

EXPERIMENTAL/BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY

Complete two courses from the following:

  • Psychology of Music
  • Advanced Human Neuropsychology
  • Conditioning and Learning 
  • Topics in Psychology (experimental/biological psychology)
  • Advanced Memory and Cognition 
  • Physiological Psychology 
  • Neuropharmacology: The Biochemistry of Behavior
  • Principles of Neuropsychological Assessment 
  • Graduate seminar in experimental psychology or neuroscience

STATISTICS

  • Graduate statistics course


THESIS OR NONTHESIS OPTION

  • Psychological Research

Thesis

  • Master's Thesis Seminar
  • Master's Thesis Research

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