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.
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.
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- 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
- 12 months
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DisciplinesPsychology View 891 other Masters in Psychology in United States
- 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
International13328 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6664 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
National13328 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6664 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
In-State3252 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 1626 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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