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2012-2013 Graduate Catalog 
    
2012-2013 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Experimental Psychology, MS


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Program Director
Kara Gabriel
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. Two specializations are available: general experimental psychology and applied behavior analysis. Students are expected to complete a set of required core courses and additional requirements within either of the two specializations. Applicants for admission should indicate their interest area(s) 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, 362, 363, (or approved equivalents). Prerequisite courses may be taken concurrently with certain program courses. Only students in the ABA specialization are required to complete PSY 301 as a prerequisite.

MS in Experimental Psychology Core Courses


Methods and Statistics Credits: 7-10


Choose at least two courses:

Theory and Research Credits: 12-13


Choose at least three courses:

Subtotal Core Credits: 32-36


General Experimental Psychology Specialization


Advisor
Wendy Williams
Psychology Bldg., room 426

The general experimental psychology specialization requires students to complete the 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 currently include cognitive psychology, physiological psychology, social psychology, educational psychology, and animal behavior.

It may be possible to develop curricular tracks in other areas of psychology and/or interdisciplinary programs. However, to be certain that a curriculum can be developed that meets 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 degree program with an appropriate selection of core and elective courses.
 

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

MS in Experimental Psychology Core Courses Credits: 32-36


Required Courses


Electives Credits: 6-10


By advisement, in approved areas of concentration.

Specialization Total Credits: 48


Applied Behavior Analysis Specialization


Program Director
Wendy A. Williams
Psychology Bldg., room 426
 

The specialization in ABA is designed to prepare graduates with the knowledge and skills of behavior analysis for later doctoral study or for work with individuals and organizations in clinical or research settings such as education, developmental disabilities, mental health, business, and industry. This program provides the educational requirements to become a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Additional BCBA requirements include supervised hours of practice and a board examination.
 

Prerequisites: PSY 300, 301, 362, 363, (or approved equivalents). Prerequisite courses may be taken concurrently with certain program courses.

MS in Experimental Psychology Core Courses Credits: 32-36


Specialization Total Credits: 57-61


* ABA track students must select PSY 551 from the Theory and research option list.

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