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Psychology M.A.

Psychology
College of Liberal Arts
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Contact Information
Department of Psychology, S253 Elliott Hall, 75 East River Road, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-624-4181; fax: 612-626-2079)
  • Program Type: Master's
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Length of program in credits: 30
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Master of Arts
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
Note: Students are admitted only for the PhD degree. Doctoral program specialties are offered in biological psychopathology; clinical science and psychopathology research; cognitive and brain sciences; counseling psychology; industrial/organizational psychology; personality, individual differences, and behavior genetics; quantitative/psychometric methods; and social psychology.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
  • TOEFL
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 79
    • Internet Based - Writing Score: 21
    • Internet Based - Reading Score: 19
    • Paper Based - Total Score: 550
Key to test abbreviations (TOEFL).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Plan A: Plan A requires 14 major credits, 6 credits outside the major, and 10 thesis credits. The final exam is oral.
Plan B: Plan B requires 24 major credits and 6 credits outside the major. The final exam is written and oral. A capstone project is required.
Capstone Project: Plan B requires one to three review papers in lieu of a thesis.
This program may be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required for students to remain in good standing.
Required Courses
Take 14 or more credit(s) from the following:
· PSY 5xxx
· PSY 8xxx
Outside the Major in a Supporting Program
Students are required to take 6 credits outside the major in a minor or supporting program.
Plan Options
Plan A
Thesis Credits
Take 10 or more credit(s) from the following:
· PSY 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's (1.0-18.0 cr)
-OR-
Plan B
Take 10 or more credit(s) from the following:
· PSY 5xxx
· PSY 8xxx
 
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PSY 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's
Credits: 1.0 -18.0 [max 50.0]
Grading Basis: No Grade
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
(No description) prereq: Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 10 cr total required [Plan A only]
PSY 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's
Credits: 1.0 -18.0 [max 50.0]
Grading Basis: No Grade
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
(No description) prereq: Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 10 cr total required [Plan A only]