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Psychology - Human Factors/Applied Cognition

George Mason University

M.A. On Campus
12 months
Duration
1412 USD/credit
1412 USD/credit
524 USD/credit
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About

This Psychology - Human Factors/Applied Cognition specialization trains students to apply basic research skills in the cognitive sciences to "real-world" problems. George Mason University Faculty help place students who do not have real-world experience in a part- or full-time practicum before completing their degree. 

Overview

Practicum placements use the extensive resources of the local Washington, D.C. area. Students in the Psychology - Human Factors/Applied Cognition program from George Mason University can elect to focus on either professional training or preparation for a doctoral program. Both tracks stress the analytic and empirical methodologies that are used in all phases of interactive systems design (where this is broadly defined to include any human-machine system).

 The power and interpretation of these techniques reside in their close ties to cognitive theory. The professional training track emphasizes coursework and practical experience; the doctoral preparation track involves students in ongoing research projects.

Career options:

Job prospects for our MA graduates are very rosy. All of our graduates have been employed within 2 months of graduation. Some of our students' internships have turned into job offers so that they were employed prior to leaving the program. 

Our students have gone to work for both government (e.g., NIST - National Institute of Standards & Technology, FAA-Federal Aviation Administration, NTSB-National Transportation Safety Board, National Academy of Sciences) and industry (e.g., Microsoft, Intel, Yahoo, Mitre, MitreTek, Crown, American Institutes for Research, SAIC, Booz-Allen Hamilton, Verizon, Motorola, State Farm Insurance).

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Cognitive Bases of Behavior
  • Advanced Topics in Cognitive Science
  • Advanced Statistics
  • Quantitative Methods: Analysis of Variance
  • Quantitative Methods: Psychological Applications of Regression Techniques
  • Quantitative Methods: Multivariate Techniques in Psychology
  • Cognitive Engineering: Cognitive Science Applied to Human Factors
  • Research Methods in Human Factors and Applied Cognition
  • Seminar in Human Factors and Applied Cognition
Advanced Topics in Cognitive Science

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

30 alternative credits

30 - 32

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
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GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
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English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application for graduate study and application fee
  • An earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, or international equivalent, verified from copies of unofficial transcripts uploaded to the online application Self-Service Center.
  • Copies of unofficial university transcripts and any earned degree 
  • All transcripts from colleges or universities outside the United States must be translated into English
  • Verification of English language proficiency.
  • Official GRE, GMAT, LSAT, or MAT or other official test scores
  • Other supplemental materials specified by your academic program such as essays, departmental forms, portfolios, or interviews

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1412 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1412 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1412 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1412 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    524 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 524 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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Psychology - Human Factors/Applied Cognition
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George Mason University

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