Master of Science, Experimental Psychology
The mission of the Master of Science program in Psychology is to produce graduates who are knowledgeable in specific content areas of scientific psychology as well as skilled in conducting independent research. Through rigorous coursework and one-on-one collaborations with faculty, graduates will be poised to gain entrance to a psychology (or psychology-related) doctoral program or be employed with a position in the social sciences. The curriculum has an experimental focus, and involves a combination of coursework and collaboration with faculty on research. The program also offers an optional teaching emphasis, which involves mentoring from dedicated teachers as well as in-class teaching experience. The teaching emphasis prepares graduate students to teach psychology at the college level.
After completing this program, students will be familiar with basic content areas of scientific psychology (cognition, learning, developmental, and social. Additionally, graduates will understand statistics and research design and be able to use and interpret appropriate statistical analyses in the context of empirical research designs. Based on training in the MS program, students will have the knowledge and skills to develop and execute an original empirical study in psychology. Our graduates have had success gaining entrance in doctoral programs in psychology and related disciplines as well as gain employment in diverse settings.
Program Contact Information:
Dr. Janie Wilson
Graduate Program Coordinator
Phone: (912) 478-5580
|Regular Admission Requirements|
|1. Completed requirements for the Bachelor’s degree in a college accredited by the proper regional accrediting associations.|
|2. Taken Introduction to Psychology, an introductory statistics course, and at least two additional courses in psychology. (Research Methods or Experimental Psychology preferred).|
|3. A 3.0 (4.0 scale) cumulative grade point average or higher on undergraduate work.|
|4. Minimum Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores of 410 on the Verbal section and 530 on the Quantitative for applicants who took the GRE prior to August, 2011, or minimum scores of 146 on the Verbal section and 145 on the Quantitative section for applicants who took the exam after July 31, 2011.|
b. Recommendations from three individuals who can speak of the applicant’s undergraduate academic performance, potential for graduate study, and maturity level and character.
Provisional Admission Requirements
|Priority Deadline||February 15|
|Final Deadline||July 1||Does not admit||Does not admit|
Last updated: 3/8/2017