Programs

The Department of Psychology offers four specialized masters of the arts (M.A.'s) degrees.  Learn more about our programs below.

Experimental Psychology M.A.

Students in our program attain professional level expertise in classical and current psychological theories and research, methods of data collection and analysis, effective communication and ethical conduct. Students learn to ask and answer questions in the psychological sciences, have the opportunity for professional development and mentoring. Our students are prepared for a wide range of careers and admittance into doctoral programs.

Industrial and Organizational - Human Relations M.A.

This program prepares the student for entry-level executive positions as generalists in the areas of personnel and human resources in organizations or for comparable-level positions in consulting firms that offer their services in these areas. It shares a common core of five courses with other concentrations in industrial and organizational psychology, but places additional emphasis on theory and practice at the group level of organizational activity.

Industrial and Organizational - Organizational Behavior M.A.

This program prepares the student for entry-level executive positions as generalists in the areas of personnel and human resources in organizations or for comparable-level positions in consulting firms that offer their services in these areas. It shares a common core of five courses with other concentrations in industrial and organizational psychology, but places additional emphasis on theory and practice at the organizational level of organizational activity.

Mental Health Counseling M.A.

The 60-credit master's degree in Mental Health Counseling (MHC) prepares students to work as mental health counselors within medical, community, and private practice settings. Through rigorous academic coursework and clinical internship training, students learn to apply mental health approaches to contemporary practice, assessment, and treatment. The MHC Program provides in-depth exposure to three principal approaches to counseling: psychodynamic, experiential/humanistic, and cognitive-behavioral. In addition to the internship, students perform intake evaluations and psychotherapy at the College's counseling center. The Program focuses primarily on clinical work with adults and families. After 3,000 hours of supervised, post-degree experience students are eligible to take an exam for licensure permitting private and independent practice of counseling.