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Students seeking to sharpen their skills should consider the Psychology (MSc Thesis) program. It gives them the choice of learning scientific methods to collect data – as well as specialized training – in three areas. Faculty members in Industrial-Organizational Psychology are concerned with individual and group behaviour, as well as the relationships of organization-wide variables to individuals and groups in work settings. Social and Theoretical Psychology involves social and cultural relations, as well as foundational and philosophical questions in psychology. Brain and Cognitive Science looks at the mental processes and brain structures involved in movement, perception, learning, memory, and understanding language.
Courses: Topics may include research design and methodology, brain and cognitive sciences, industrial/organizational psychology and more.
Medical Imaging: Students take a course sequence in medical imaging in additional to the core requirements of the psychology program.
Industrial Organization: Students take courses in research methods and statistics, industrial/organizational psychology and more.
Research Proposal: Students must formally present a thesis proposal within 14 months after admission to the program.
Thesis: Students will be required to submit and defend a research thesis.
Universities, research centers, the government, private businesses.
A master’s degree in psychology will give you the pre-requisite for a PhD.
Students are required to prepare a thesis and successfully defend in an open oral defense.
A minimum of 3.4 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.
A four-year undergraduate degree in Psychology or related discipline. An undergraduate course in statistics/experimental design.
A one-page research proposal that is used to determine research area of interest and to assess scientific thinking.
Two academic letters
Graduate Record Examination (Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical) for students with an undergraduate degree in Psychology. Students not having an undergraduate degree in Psychology must also write the Psychology Subject Test.
An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:
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