The Master of Arts in Psychology degree provides access to high quality graduate education in psychology to students who are interested in the application of psychological theory and methods to a variety of research, business, government, and organizational issues. The program's theoretical orientation requires students to examine the complex relationships among individual, group, and communities and the impact of the wider environment in which we live and work. The program emphasizes psychological theories, methods and applications to general settings (this is not a counseling or clinical therapy program).
The goal of the psychology master's program is to provide students with an opportunity for both breadth of knowledge in psychology and depth in an area of personal relevance or interest. Students graduating from this program will have attained the following:
- advanced understanding of the science and practice of psychology;
- ability to be critical consumers of the existing psychological and behavioral science literature;
- ability to apply psychological principles to relevant and diverse issues in businesses, communities, or organizations;
- ability to assess the impact of programs and interventions;
- ability to pursue an in-depth study of the topic and setting of interest to the student; and
- ability to conduct independent applied research.