Psychology–Experimental Psychology, M.A.
​The Experimental Psychology major is a flexible degree program that prepares students for doctoral study in psychology and related fields and for specialized, research-oriented occupations. The Experimental major requires a minimum of 42 graduate credit hours. In addition to the core courses required for all M.A. students, Experimental majors must also enroll in PSY 5343 Psychological Science and PSY 5383 Multivariate Analysis in Psychology plus additional course work as required by the advisory committee. Students must submit a thesis in partial fulfillment of their degree requirements. Each student’s advisory committee, with the addition of one faculty member from outside the department, constitutes the reading committee for the master’s thesis. The member from outside the department, will, at the request of the student, be appointed by the graduate dean along with confirmation of the entire committee as the thesis begins. The master’s thesis is an original, independent, experimental research project with the potential for publication in a scholarly journal. Consult the publication manual of the American Psychological Association for clarification of what qualifies as research in experimental psychology and for guidance regarding the design and reporting of psychological science research.