Students in the General Psychology program must complete a total approved program
of 33 credit hours if the student elects to do a thesis, or 36 credit hours if the
student chooses a Specialty Exam instead of a thesis. The first 15 credit hours must include the following courses
within the psychology department:
Take each of the Following:
- 7301 Research Design or equivalent (3 hrs)
- 7302 Statistics or equivalent (3 hrs)
Take two of the Following:
- 7000 Issues in General Psychology (3 hrs)
- 7207 Developmental Psychology (3 hrs)
- 7211 Cognitive Processes (3 hrs)
- 7212 Industrial Psychology (3 hrs)
- 7217 Social Psychology (3 hrs)
- 7219 Social and Personality Development (3 hrs)
- 7412 Psychopathology (3 hrs)
- 7435 Introduction to Psychotherapy (3 hrs)
- 7701 Neuropsychology I (3 hrs)
- 7800 Introduction to School Psychology (3 hrs)
Take six additional credit hours from coursework exclusive of field practice, research
practice, clinical practice, seminars and special topics courses (unless specifically
After completion of these 15 hours, students should have decided on goals and objectives
for the remainder of their course of study. A program of courses will be selected
in keeping with these goals. This proposed program of courses for each student must
be approved by the MSGP coordinator & the student's faculty advisor. Courses which
fit these goals and objectives may be in Psychology or other departments in the university.
Each semester student grades will be reviewed and added to the student record. At
the end of each year students will be required to turn a progress form, signed by
their faculty advisor, stating their accomplishments and intentions for the following
The following evaluation procedure will be employed:
- It is expected that the student will have demonstrated a satisfactory level of performance
as specified in the Graduate Program Handbook provided by the Department of Psychology.
Students who are not in good academic standing must institute an appeal with supporting
letters to the Coordinator and M.S. in General Psychology Committee for consideration
of continuance in the program. Such cases will be considered on an individual basis.
- Students who encounter academic difficulties (grades of C or low GPA) will be reviewed
at the end of each semester that this is a problem.
- Procedures for C or low GPA will be handled according to the guidelines for all graduate
NOTE: Students may accrue credits at any rate they wish, with the exception that credits
more than 6 years old cannot count toward the degree.