In addition to the satisfaction of completing an advanced degree, many graduates of this program will pursue training at the doctoral level while others will be prepared to work in a wide variety of occupations in which an advanced understanding of psychological theory, research methodology, and/or research experience is of value. If you are interested in pursuing a doctoral degree in psychology or working in psychology at the master's degree level, this degree is for you!
The Master of Science (MS) Degree in Psychology at Northern Michigan University provides advanced education in psychology and prepares students for doctoral programs in experimental psychology, clinical psychology or closely related fields such as neuroscience, cognitive science, and behavior analysis. This program provides:
- intensive student-initiated research experience in a variety of areas of psychological science
- statistical and methodological training required to examine basic or applied topics in psychological science
- background in psychological history and theory across subdisciplines of psychological science.
In addition to coursework, students complete a capstone project, consisting of either a comprehensive written work on a topic in psychological science or a fully designed and implement experimental master's thesis. For students pursuing the thesis option, additional information on the thesis process is provided below.
- Advanced Research Methods in Behavioral Sciences
- Advanced Statistics in the Behavioral Sciences
- Research Development
- Using Scholarly Library Resources in Support of Graduate Research
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- Review of applications for the next academic year will begin after February 1st. Applications submitted after this date will be considered on a rolling basis.
DisciplinesPsychology Cognitive Sciences Educational Psychology View 173 other Masters in Cognitive Sciences in United States
- Comply with the regular admission requirements of the College of Graduate Studies and Research, which includes an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0,
- have a bachelor's degree, preferably in psychology, or an appropriate equivalent, and
- has completed a course in Introductory Psychology and a course in Statistics.
- Candidates with other majors will be considered but may be required to complete certain undergraduate course work in psychology prior to being advanced to candidacy for the MS degree.
- Graduate admission application and fee.
- Official transcripts from all previously attended post-secondary institutions.
- A personal statement outlining their interest in the program, expectations for the program, and career goals.
- A curriculum vitae.
- Two letters of reference from individuals who know the candidate personally.
- Optional – GRE test scores for general and psychology
International27264 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 852 USD per credit during 12 months.
National27264 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 852 USD per credit during 12 months.
In-State20352 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 636 USD per credit during 12 months.
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