Nov 26, 2020  
2020-2021 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Bulletin

Psychology - Experimental Psychology Concentration, MA


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Program Code: MA_145B
CIP Code: 42.0101

Program of Study for the Master of Arts in Psychology


Admission Requirements: Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; complete application to the Graduate School ; official general GRE exam scores; completion of approved courses (or demonstrated competence in the subject matter) in General Psychology and Research Methods (including statistics); statement not exceeding two pages describing the applicant’s academic and professional goals. Applicants should describe their research interests and identify a potential mentor from the Psychology faculty.

To be considered for admission, applicants must meet the criteria for admission to the Graduate School . Meeting these criteria does not guarantee admission.

Location: On campus

Additional Admission Information


Accelerated Admission Option: This program offers an accelerated admission option for undergraduate students currently enrolled at Appalachian State University.

Course Requirements for the Master of Arts in Psychology


Other Requirements for the MA in Psychology


  • Thesis: Required
  • Proficiency: Statistics proficiency met by completion of PSY 5020  
  • Candidacy: Required for both concentrations. For Experimental Concentration, candidacy is granted upon approval of thesis committee and prospectus. For Clinical Concentration, candidacy is granted upon approval of thesis committee and defense of prospectus, successful completion of PSY 5904 , and approval of program faculty.
  • Comprehensive: Experimental Concentration students will satisfactorily complete a concentration-specific examination by scoring at or above the 70th percentile on the Area Concentration Achievement Test (ACAT). Not required for Clinical Concentration.
  • Product of Learning: Not required

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