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The Master of Science in Experimental Psychology degree program provides students with a strong academic foundation in the theories and concepts of experimental psychology. Through focused coursework and the experience of mentored independent research, students are equipped with comprehensive skills in scientific inquiry and research methodology. These skills may prepare students for admission into a doctoral program in psychology or for career opportunities that include teaching and research in industrial, government, private consulting, health care, and community settings.

Learning Outcomes

The successful M.S. in Experimental Psychology graduate is expected to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of major concepts, theories, and supportive research in the four non-clinical foundational areas of experimental psychology (biological, cognitive, developmental, and social psychology) and in experimental design and analysis;
  2. Apply research skills in at least one area of experimental psychology by carrying out an independent piece of research in at least one area of experimental psychology with collaboration from a faculty mentor;
  3. Demonstrate the ability to write experimental reports using APA format and language of the discipline.

Curriculum Requirements

Major Requirements (33 credits)

Core Courses (12 credits)

Required Methodology Courses (9 credits)

Thesis (6 credits)

Elective Courses (6 credits)
Select 6 credits from the following courses:

Graduate Course Frequency Table

The academic program and curriculum requirements listed on this page will be published in the 2014-2015 edition of the Student Catalog. Students are bound by policies and curricula published in the catalog in effect the semester they enter the university, unless an agreement is made with appropriate NSU administration officials allowing them to abide by policies published in a later catalog.

Location Terms Offered Deadlines
Main Campus August (Fall) June 1

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