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Degree Requirements

All students must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 33 credits with a grade point average of at least 3.00, in the course requirements below, and should have no more than two grades below B-.

Thesis Track: The Thesis Track requires nine courses (27 credit hours) plus a six-credit thesis. This option should be seriously considered by students who intend to continue on for doctoral work.

Applied Track: The Applied Track requires nine courses (27 credit hours) plus two practicum courses (6 credit hours). This option is provided for those students who wish to incorporate more practical experience.

Core Courses (5 courses/ 15 credits)
PSY 510 Experimental Design 3
PSY 581 Advanced Research Methods 3
PSY 520 Learning: Principles, Theories and Applications 3
PSY 521 Physiological Psychology 3
PSY 552 Social Psychology 3
PSY 560 Life Span Development 3
Elective Courses (4 courses/ 12 credits)
PSY 523 Health Psychology 3
PSY 525 Multicultural Issues 3
PSY 527 Substance Use and Abuse 3
PSY 530 Career Development 3
PSY 535 Introduction to Organizational Behavior 3
PSY 554 Community Psychology 3
PSY 555 Personnel Psychology 3
PSY 557 Stress: Causes, Consequences, and Management 3
PSY 569 Theories of Personality 3
PSY 571 Introduction to Neuroanatomy 3
Thesis or Prctica (2 required/ 6 credits)
PSY 685 and 686 M.A. Thesis 3,3
or PSY 657 and 658 Practicum 3,3

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