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Experimental Psychology, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

The Experimental M.A. Program emphasizes a theoretical and empirical approach to research including training in research methodology, experimental design, and statistical analysis. The program is designed to provide students with the research background needed to propose and complete an original, empirical thesis.

The MA in Experimental Psychology requires the completion of 30 credit hours, including 12 hours of required course work, 12 hours of elective coursework, and 6 hours of thesis. The required courses for a General Experimental

Accreditation

The University of Texas at El Paso is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral level degrees.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Correlation and Regression
  • Experimental Design and Analysis of Variance
  • Thesis
  • Animal Learning and Behavior
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Social Behavior

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

If you are interested in applying, please send the materials indicated below to the graduate school.

  • A UTEP graduate school online application
  • Official transcript(s) for all academic work
  • Official GRE General Test scores from ETS. GRE scores taken within the last five years are required of all applicants (regardless of whether or not they have a graduate degree in another discipline) and must be on file by December 15 for your application to be considered.
  • A two- to three-page personal statement outlining your experiences, skills, and training. 
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official TOEFL scores for international students

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    914 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 914 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    403 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 403 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for El Paso

  • 888 - 1650 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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