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Psychology

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

M.A.
12 months
Duration
13328 USD/year
13328 USD/year
3252 USD/year
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About

The objective of the Psychology program of The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is to train psychologists in the knowledge and skills necessary to address problems encountered in modern living.

Overview

The Psychology program of The University of North Carolina at Charlotte provides a foundation in the research methods and content of basic psychology, as well as excellent preparation for doctoral programs in psychology.  The relatively small, competitively selected student body receives individual attention from faculty members who maintain rigorous standards of academic excellence.

Areas of Study

The M.A. program offers optional areas of emphasis: Community Psychology, Cognition Health Psychology (Health Psychology is available only for co-enrolled Ph.D. in Health Psychology students). Other focus areas can be considered with the backing of a faculty member.  Applicants are encouraged to check with faculty in their area of interest to determine if they would be open to serving as their research advisors.

Degree Requirements

The program requires at least 30 credit hours of graduate coursework.  Full-time students should be able to complete the program in two calendar years.  All courses must be pre-approved by the student’s advisory committee.  Hours beyond the 30 credit hours may be required by the academic advisor and student’s advisory committee.

During the first semester the student, with the agreement of the advisor (who must be a member of the Psychological Sciences faculty), must form a three-person advisory committee.  At least one member of this committee must be on the faculty of the Department of Psychological Sciences.  The members of the advisory committee may or may not be the same as members of the thesis committee.

The student, along with their committee, should draft a plan indicating which courses they anticipate taking, as well as a proposed sequence and a timeframe.  Included should also be a timeframe to meet the milestones for the program (thesis proposal and defense), recognizing that some courses have prerequisites.

Students are expected to engage in research with their advisor throughout the program.  A thesis is required.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Research Design and Program Evaluation
  • Research Methods Seminar in Organizational Science
  • Ethical and Professional Issues in Psychology
  • Community Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Psychology of Learning and Memory

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

30 alternative credits

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).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA overall
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in psychology courses
  • 18 credit hours of undergraduate psychology courses, including Introductory Psychology and Research Methods
  • An undergraduate course in statistics
  • Acceptable scores on the Verbal and Quantitative GRE
  • An agreement with a member of the faculty in Psychological Sciences who will supervise the research

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13328 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6664 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    13328 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6664 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    3252 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1626 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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