Course Requirements 

Total Coursework Required = 30 Units


The following courses are required:
PSY 600** Research Orientation (one unit per semester) 2 Units
PSY 610 Advanced Research Methods in Psychology 3 Units
PSY 670A-670B Advanced Statistics 6 Units
or 770A-770B Advanced Statistics 6 Units
PSY 675 Seminar in Psychological Measurement 3 Units
PSY 797 Research 1 Unit
PSY 799A Thesis 3 Units
**PSY 600 is taken over 2 semesters in the first year

Four core courses from below are also required (others from this list may be used as electives):
One of the following two classes (3 units):
PSY 561  Seminar in Neuropsychology 3 Units
PSY 760  Seminar in Physiological Correlates of Behavior 3 Units
Two of the following four classes (6 units total):
PSY 587  Advanced Principles of Learning & Cognition 3 Units
PSY 632  Theories and Methods in Development Science 3 Units
PSY 740  Seminar in Social Psychology 3 Units
PSY 751  Clinical Psychology: Theory and Practice 3 Units


In addition one electives is required (3 Units):

Electives may be selected from any other 500-700 level psychology classes or graduate classes from other departments in the university with the approval of the Graduate Advisor.  Three units of 797, additional to the one required unit, may count as one elective.


Upon admission to the program, each student is assigned a faculty research mentor.  It is expected that the student will work in the mentor’s laboratory to gain research experience and to work toward development of a thesis idea and proposal.  The proposal is evaluated and approved by a committee, chosen by the student and his/her, advisor before data collection for the thesis begins.  Once the thesis is complete, the student conducts an oral defense of his/her work and findings.  The student presents a final written report, approved by the thesis committee, to the Graduate School for credit towards the Master’s degree.