The Research Psychology option is a 36-credit MA program that requires two years of full-time study. This program is designed to prepare students for doctoral work in psychology and related fields as well as for careers in research requiring a masters’ level education.

The program combines coursework in basic areas of psychology with research skill objectives, such as critically analyzing research and designing studies. This coursework provides the basis for collaborative research with faculty members.

An outstanding feature of this program is the opportunity for close interaction with faculty, both in the classroom and in the laboratory, because of the low student to faculty ratio. Faculty have a broad range of research interest areas and are willing to consider student proposals for a specific interest area.

Research Psychology fact sheet

Career opportunities for psychology researchers

Upon graduation, psychology researchers typically find jobs in fields focused on human interaction, inside a classroom, or in a laboratory.

  • universities
  • government agencies
  • marketing departments
  • private research organizations
  • non-profit organization

Application Deadline

Applications for admission into the Research Master’s Program will be reviewed on a rolling basis. However, applications received by May 15 will receive priority in selection for graduate assistantship. Application reviews will begin March 1.


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