University of Louisiana at Lafayette

24 months
1651 USD/credit
1651 USD/credit
1631 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology provides foundational training in the science of psychology and prepares you for entry into doctoral programs in a variety of disciplines like clinical, social, and cognitive psychology.


Our coursework will provide an advanced education in psychological science and will help you become a competitive candidate for doctoral-level training programs in both applied psychology—clinical or counseling, for example—and experimental psychology, including cognitive and developmental psychology. Our master's in psychology program provides foundational training in core areas of psychology, including history of psychology, professional ethics, research design and analysis, and exposes you to key content areas in psychology: developmental, cognitive, physiological, and social.

All students seeking a master's degree in psychology must complete a thesis under the supervision of a graduate faculty member. Faculty members have expertise in Clinical, Cognitive, Counseling, Developmental, Physiological, and Social Psychology. Students may elect to complete a practicum experience, which involves training and experience in providing professional psychological services to members of the community. Students must meet prerequisites for practicum and be successfully evaluated before being admitted to the practicum course.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Ethical and Professional Standards in Psychology
  • Conceptual and Philosophical Issues in Psychology
  • Quantitative Models in Psychology
  • Advanced Psychological Research Design
  • Directed Research in Psychology
  • Thesis Research and Thesis
  • Principles of Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Attention, Learning, and Memory
  • Advanced Developmental Psychology .
  • Advanced Social Psychology
  • Advanced Cognitive Psychology
  • Advanced Theories of Personality
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Advanced Psychopathology
  • Introduction to Psychotherapy
  • Abilities Testing
  • Seminar in Psychology
  • Pre-Practicum
  • Field Practicum

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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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.
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.
148 (verbal)
147 (quantitative)

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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better
  • a GRE score of: 148 (Verbal); 147 (Quantitative); 295 (Verbal & Quantitative)
  • three letters of recommendation from individuals able to speak to the student's professional development
  • and preparation for advanced study
  • a personal statement that comments on the applicant's career goals and discusses how the program
  • would help achieve those goals. Applicants are encouraged to name faculty members with whom they
  • would be most interested in working on research projects, and to mention why they think such
  • member(s) would provide appropriate mentorship

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1651 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1651 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1651 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1651 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    1631 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1631 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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