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Curriculum for Master of Science in Experimental Psychology

Curriculum for M.S. in Experimental Psychology – Thesis 

Regardless of concentration, students complete the following two sets of requirements:
Essentials of Research Requirement (9 credits)
PSYC 7200 Graduate Seminar (3 credits)
PSYC 6100 Research Design and Analysis I (3 credits)
PSYC 6200 Research Design and Analysis II (3 credits)
Thesis Research Requirement (9 credits)
PSYC 7202 Independent Research II (3 credits)
PSYC 7203 Independent Research III (3 credits)
PSYC 8001 Thesis (3 credits)

The concentrations involve selections among sets of elective courses:
Behavioral Neuroscience Concentration
Choose two of the following three courses (6 credits):
PSYC 7102 Cognition (3 credits)
PSYC 7103 Perception (3 credits)
PSYC 7106 Cognitive Neuroscience (3 credits)
Complete all of the following courses (9 credits):
PSYC 7101 Conditioning and Behavior (3 credits)
PSYC 7104 Psychopharmacology (3 credits)
PSYC 7105 Behavioral Neuroscience (3 credits)
Complete one elective course from the list of Experimental Psychology Electives below (3 credits).

Cognitive Neuroscience Concentration
Choose one of the following two courses (3 credits):
PSYC 7101 Conditioning and Behavior (3 credits)
PSYC 7104 Psychopharmacology (3 credits)
Complete all of the following courses (12 credits):
PSYC 7102 Cognition (3 credits)
PSYC 7103 Perception (3 credits)
PSYC 7105 Behavioral Neuroscience (3 credits)
PSYC 7106 Cognitive Neuroscience (3 credits)
Complete one elective course from the list of Experimental Psychology Electives below (3 credits).

Behavioral Sciences Concentration
Choose one of the following two courses (3 credits):
PSYC 7102 Cognition (3 credits)
PSYC 7106 Cognitive Neuroscience (3 credits)
Choose one of the following three courses (3 credits):
CPSY 6102 Developmental (3 credits)
CPSY 6103 Abnormal (3 credits)
CPSY 7515 Social (3 credits)
Complete four elective courses from the list of Experimental Psychology Electives below (12 credits).

A maximum of 9 CPSY credits may be applied towards the degree.

Experimental Psychology Electives
CPSY 6001 Tests and Measurement (3 credits)
CPSY 6102 Developmental Psychology (3 credits)
CPSY 6103 Abnormal Psychology (3 credits)
CPSY 7515 Social Psychology (3 credits)
CPSY 8521 Foundations of Neuropsychology (3 credits)
DAVA 6010 Data Mining (3 credits)
DAVA 7000 Data Visualization (3 credits)
DAVA 8011 Internship in Visual Analytics (3 credits)
DAVA 8021 Project in Visual Analytics (3 credits)
PSYC 6211/ Principles of Learning and Behavior
CPSY 6505 Modification (3 credits)
PSYC 7101 Conditioning and Behavior (3 credits)
PSYC 7102 Cognition (3 credits)
PSYC 7103 Perception (3 credits)
PSYC 7104 Psychopharmacology (3 credits)
PSYC 7105 Behavioral Neuroscience* (3 credits)
or
CPSY 6105 Biological Bases of Behavior* (3 credits)
PSYC 7106 Cognitive Neuroscience (3 credits)
PSYC 7214 Cognition for Visualization (3 credits)
Note: *Students may apply either PSYC 7105 or CPSY 6105 to their degree, but not both. Choice of which one to take should be made in consultation with the student’s adviser. Students must attend to any/all prerequisite requirements for each class and should discuss concerns with the Director of Graduate Studies as soon as possible to avoid delays in coursework completion. 

Note: All classes with a PSYC prefix are offered only every other year. This means if you see a PSYC course being offered that you want to take, then you must take it when you see it. Assuming you are with us for only two years, it will not be offered again during your time with us.

Curriculum for M.S. in Experimental Psychology

Concentration: Data Visualization and Analysis (DAVA)
By fulfilling this concentration, students satisfy the requirements for the DAVA certificate
Essentials of Research Requirement (12 credits)
PSYC 7200 Graduate Seminar (3 credits)
PSYC 6100 Research Design and Analysis I (3 credits)
PSYC 6200 Research Design and Analysis II (3 credits)
PSYC 7111 Independent Laboratory Research I (3 credits)
Data Visualization and Analysis Requirements (9 credits)
DAVA 6010 Data Mining (3 credits)
DAVA 7000 Data Visualization (3 credits)
PSYC 7214 Cognition for Visualization* (3 credits)
*PSYC 7103 Perception may be substituted for PSYC 7214 for students admitted to the M.S. program with an undergraduate survey course in cognitive psychology.
Other Course Requirements (15 credits)
Choose One Presentation Course (3 credits)
COGR 6323 Presentation Graphics (3 credits)
COST 7220 Effective Presentations (3 credits)
Choose One Scientific Writing Course (3 credits)
GMHS 7503 Scientific Writing (3 credits)
GMHS 7507 Scientific Inquiry (3 credits)
ENGL 6414 Scientific and Technical Writing (3 credits)
Choose One DAVA Experiential Requirement (3 credits)
DAVA 8011 Intern in Visual Analytics (3 credits)
DAVA 8021 Project in Visual Analytics (3 credits)
Choose Two Electives from the Experimental Psychology Electives listed below (6 credits)
At least one of these electives must be a PSYC course.

Concentration: Psychological Science, General
Essentials of Research Requirement (12 credits)

PSYC 7200 Graduate Seminar (3 credits)
PSYC 6100 Research Design and Analysis I (3 credits)
PSYC 6200 Research Design and Analysis II (3 credits)
PSYC 8002 Literature Review Writing (3 credits)
Research and Writing Requirement (6 credits)
Choose Option A or Option B for fulfilling the requirement:
Option A: Choose Two Research Courses
PSYC 7111 Independent Laboratory Research I (3 credits)
PSYC 7112 Independent Laboratory Research II (3 credits)
PSYC 7202 Independent Research II (3 credits)
PSYC 7203 Independent Research III (3 credits)
Option B: Complete One Research Course and One Writing Course
Research Courses
PSYC 7111 Independent Laboratory Research I (3 credits)
PSYC 7112 Independent Laboratory Research II (3 credits)
PSYC 7202 Independent Research II (3 credits)
PSYC 7203 Independent Research III (3 credits)
Writing Courses
GMHS 7503 Scientific Writing (3 credits)
GMHS 7507 Scientific Inquiry (3 credits)
ENGL 6414 Scientific and Technical Writing (3 credits)
Electives Requirement (18 credits)
Choose Six Electives from the Experimental Psychology Electives listed below

A maximum of 9 CPSY credits may be applied towards the degree.
Experimental Psychology Electives
CPSY 6001 Tests and Measurement (3 credits)
CPSY 6102 Developmental Psychology (3 credits)
CPSY 6103 Abnormal Psychology (3 credits)
CPSY 7515 Social Psychology (3 credits)
CPSY 8521 Foundations of Neuropsychology (3 credits)
DAVA 6010 Data Mining (3 credits)
DAVA 7000 Data Visualization (3 credits)
DAVA 8011 Internship in Visual Analytics (3 credits)
DAVA 8021 Project in Visual Analytics (3 credits)
PSYC 6211/ Principles of Learning and Behavior
CPSY 6505 Modification (3 credits)
PSYC 7101 Conditioning and Behavior (3 credits)
PSYC 7102 Cognition (3 credits)
PSYC 7103 Perception (3 credits)
PSYC 7104 Psychopharmacology (3 credits)
PSYC 7105 Behavioral Neuroscience* (3 credits)
or
CPSY 6105 Biological Bases of Behavior* (3 credits)
PSYC 7106 Cognitive Neuroscience (3 credits)
PSYC 7214 Cognition for Visualization (3 credits)
Note: *Students may apply either PSYC 7105 or CPSY 6105 to their degree, but not both. Choice of which one to take should be made in consultation with the student’s adviser. Students must attend to any/all prerequisite requirements for each class and should discuss concerns with the Director of Graduate Studies as soon as possible to avoid delays in coursework completion. 

Note: All classes with a PSYC prefix are offered only every other year. This means if you see a PSYC course being offered that you want to take, then you must take it when you see it. Assuming you are with us for only two years, it will not be offered again during your time with us.