The M.S. Program in General Psychology (MSGP) has several goals and objectives. In
order to aid students in attaining these goals the MSGP program has been designed
with maximum flexibility.
- Selection of Specialty Study in Psychology. While the MSGP program is ideally suited
to provide superior undergraduates with basic foundation courses in psychology, it
is sufficiently unstructured to allow students to receive experience across a number
of areas both within and outside of psychology. The goal of the program for these
students is to provide experience in different subspecialties in psychology in order
to aid them in selecting a specific area of concentration which will serve as the
focus for their application to PhD. programs.
- Opportunity to Enhance their Record. Another goal is to provide graduate training
for students who are above average but who have not been accepted into the graduate
Ph.D. program of their choice. These students are provided an opportunity to demonstrate
their abilities in a graduate program and to acquire research experience which will
increase their chances for selection into a PhD program.
- Training to Function at the Masters Level. Another group consists of those students
who wish to acquire sufficient training to allow them to function at the masters level
in such areas as psychological examiner, industrial/organizational, research, etc.
- Determination of Interest in Advanced Training. Finally, the general masters program
allows some students to determine whether they have the motivation to make the commitment
for an advanced degree.