Experimental Psychology, M.Sc. | Rochester Institute of Technology | Rochester, United States
24 months
54176 USD/year
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The Experimental Psychology program of Rochester Institute of Technology is a broad and flexible program that provides a solid stepping-stone into careers or further study in psychology. 


In the Experimental Psychology programme from from Rochester Institute of Technology, students are trained to apply scientific methods to basic psychological processes in perception, brain and behavior relationships, thinking, memory, learning, social interactions, human development, and related areas. 

RIT's experimental psychology master's degree builds on the strengths of faculty research and student interests in experimental psychology broadly defined. The program as a whole provides a foundation for further advanced academic study in human factors and/or experimental psychology.

The experimental psychology master's degree includes core courses, elective courses, and a thesis. It also offers two tracks to choose from: experimental psychology and engineering psychology.

The experimental psychology track embraces the application of the scientific method to the study of behavior. Faculty are experts in a variety of fields including addiction, attention, cognition, development, evolutionary psychology, forensic psychology, perception, psychopathology, and social psychology, among others.

The engineering psychology track examines human capabilities to sense, perceive, store, and process information and how these human factors impact interactions with technology. This knowledge is applied to the design, use, and maintenance of human-machine systems. 

Courses emphasize the role of human behavior and performance in both simple and complex human-machine systems. Students are trained in both research methods of experimental psychology and the application of the results to contemporary problems in industry. This track prepares students to function as effective engineering psychologists in industrial, governmental, or consulting organizations.


If you choose the engineering psychology track must select two electives. Any graduate course at RIT can be taken as an elective, assuming prerequisites are met.

Capstone or Thesis

As part of the MS in experimental psychology, you will choose either a capstone project or a thesis. Students who select the capstone project will embark on a range of projects to demonstrate their ability to apply this knowledge in various assignments. A variety of written projects (white paper, focused literature review, and a resume) and an oral presentation are required for students to show proficiency in their areas of expertise.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate Statistics
  • Graduate Research Methods
  • Graduate Research Seminar
  • Graduate Engineering Psychology (Engineering Psychology track)
  • Cognitive Assessment
  • Social-Emotional Assessment

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Priority deadline: February 15, 


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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General requirements

  • Complete an online graduate application. Refer to Graduate Admission Deadlines and Requirements for information on application deadlines, entry terms, and more.
  • Submit copies of official transcript(s) (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work, including any transfer credit earned.
  • Hold a baccalaureate degree (or US equivalent) from an accredited university or college.
  • Recommended minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent).
  • Submit a current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Two letters of recommendation are required. Refer to Application Instructions and Requirements for additional information.

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925 - 1350 USD /month
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