Dec 11, 2019  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Experimental Psychology, MS

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Program Director
Kara Gabriel, PhD
Psychology Bldg., room 483

The Experimental Psychology Graduate Program reflects our commitment to providing students with a generalized background in experimental psychology at the graduate level. Students are expected to complete a set of required core courses and a set of electives that allow the students to concentrate in areas of study adequately represented among the faculty. These areas include cognitive psychology, physiological psychology, social psychology, health psychology, and animal behavior. It is possible to develop curricular tracks in other areas of psychology and/or interdisciplinary programs; however, to be certain that the curriculum can be developed to meet the student’s needs, it should be planned in consultation with a faculty advisor prior to enrollment in the program.

The educational requirements of the Animal Behavior Society’s Associate Applied Animal Behaviorist Certificate can be met by completing the Experimental Psychology Graduate Program with an appropriate selection of core and elective courses.

Applicants for admission should indicate their interest area(s) and potential faculty advisors in their personal statement of goals. Upon enrolling, students will meet with their faculty advisors to discuss academic objectives and to establish a research plan. Collaborative research that is developed in conjunction with a faculty advisor and that may lead to the student’s thesis is encouraged.

Prerequisites: PSY 300 and 362 and 363 (or approved equivalents). Prerequisite courses may be taken concurrently with certain program courses.

MS in Experimental Psychology Core Courses

Methods and Statistics Courses

Choose at least three of the four courses listed below:

Subtotal Methods and Statistics Credits: 11-13

Required Core Courses

Subtotal Core Credits: 20


Electives in areas of concentration (selected in consultation with advisor). Must be approved by program director.

Electives Credits: 12-14


Students must present their research either at CWU’s annual on-campus Symposium On University Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE) or at another conference or public forum. This requirement must be completed at least two weeks before the end of the quarter in which the student is graduating.

Total Credits: 45

College and Department Information

Psychology Department  
College of Education and Professional Studies  

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