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Psychology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, WA,
Psychology is a diverse discipline, grounded in science, aimed to understand human behavior. While some are basic researchers who develop and test theories, others apply the discipline’s scientific knowledge to help people, organizations, and communities

About

Students will:

  • comprehend the discourse of psychology and communicate using the conventions of the discipline;
  • be familiar with the historical context in which important theories in psychology were developed;
  • develop expertise in the broad science of psychology, including advanced knowledge in research methods, statistics, biological psychology, history and systems of psychology and human learning;
  • pose research questions and devise research strategies to answer them, including the use of quantitative methods;
  • gather information from many sources and present persuasive arguments, learn the primary ethical principles of psychologists and recognize basic ethical issues and violations and be guided accordingly.

Master's level graduate study in psychology provides the student with advanced preparation for practice in the field or for entering doctoral-level programs in psychology.

What will I study?

The Master of Science in psychology is intended to prepare students to be master’s- level practitioners or to pursue further graduate study in the clinical or experimental areas. A set of core classes provides students in the program with foundational knowledge in the discipline that includes methods classes that impart research and data analysis skills.

Obtaining a Master of Science in psychology ordinarily takes two years, including summer quarter following the first year. Students are admitted to either a clinical or experimental concentration. Beyond the core classes, the clinical concentration provides additional foundational and applied courses that emphasize clinical knowledge and skills. In addition to the core courses, students in the general/experimental concentration design coursework and research experience in consultation with a faculty advisor to match the interest of the students with the expertise of the department faculty.

Accreditation

Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, Eastern Washington University (EWU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Pro-seminar: Scientific Methods
  • Advanced Statistics
  • Human Neuropsychology
  • Advanced Psychopathology
  • Research Topics
  • Seminar in Special Topics
  • Thesis
  • Research Report
  • Practicum

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    71

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  • Minimum required score:

    525

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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).

General Requirements

  • Have a 3.0 GPA in the last 90 quarter or 60 semester graded credits.
  • Meet the requirements of the Graduate School. 
  • Apply online through EWU Graduate Programs
  • Submit all transcripts to the graduate studies office
  • Submit a cover letter via online application
  • Submit a vita via the online application
  • Have three (3) letters of recommendation-  You will now submit your recommenders name and email address via the online application. We suggest you submit this information early, as it can take time to receive the letters. All letters must be on file for your application to be complete.
  • Submit GRE scores 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    866 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 866 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    866 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 866 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    373 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 373 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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