Psychology M.S.

Become a Professional in Experimental Psychology

At Saint Joseph’s University, the M.S. in Psychology offers students a general curriculum of study with an emphasis on experimental psychology. In this full-time program, you will be trained to independently design and conduct psychological studies, analyze and interpret data and professionally communicate the findings of these studies.

Stimulating Coursework, Specialized Research

Your graduate study will be composed of core and elective courses in topics such as biopsychology, memory, social psychology and many other specialized areas of research. In addition to stimulating coursework, you will attend colloquia and lab meetings and conduct scientific research alongside faculty mentors.

Independent research is strongly emphasized. Students have the opportunity to participate in directed studies and complete a master’s thesis based on empirical research.

Prepared for Further Studies, Career

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.

A Growing Industry

  • 19% job growth for psychologists projected for 2014-2024*
  • 12% job growth for social scientists projected for 2014-2024*

*Bureau of Labor Statistics