At Saint Joseph’s University, the M.S. in psychology offers students a general curriculum of study with an emphasis on experimental psychology. The program seeks to train graduates to independently design and conduct psychological studies, analyze and interpret data and professionally communicate the findings of these studies. This full-time program of study is designed for completion in two years.
The graduate program in psychology offers core and elective courses in topics such as biopsychology, memory, social psychology and many other specialized areas of research. Independent research is strongly emphasizes and students participate in directed studies and complete a master’s thesis based on empirical research. In addition to the stimulating coursework, students attend colloquia, lab meetings and conduct scientific research with their faculty mentors.
Graduates of the M.S. in psychology program are ready to secure positions in many areas of research or industry or to pursue further studies in doctoral programs in experimental or clinical psychology. The program offers a rigorous course of study that provides an academic and research-oriented foundation to prepare top-notch researchers in the field of psychology.