Core Course Requirements for the Master of Arts Program

The Masters of Arts degree in Psychology is a 30 unit program. In addition to the below core requirements, students in the M.A. program take a number of electives which are pre-approved by their advisor. Included in these electives are, for example, graduate seminars in social psychology (Psych 255T) for those with a special interest in Social Psychology and graduate seminars with a developmental emphasis (Psych 200T) for those with a special interest in Developmental Psychology. Students also have the option of signing up for Psychology 290-Independent Study (see the university catalog for further details) if they are involved in a faculty research project. As a culminating experience, students are required to complete a three to six unit thesis.

Units
Required Courses
Psych244 Seminar in Research Methods 4
Psych231 Ethics in Psychology 3
Group I Courses
PSYCH250T Personality 3 -- 4
Social
Developmental
Environmental Psychology
Group I Courses
Learning 3 -- 4
Motivation
Cognition
Supervised Field Experience
Psychopharmacology
Perception
Behavioral Genetics
Physiological
Total Core Requirements
9 -- 14
Electives
9 -- 14
Thesis
3 -- 6
Total Minimum Number Of Units
30