Taught course

Psychology, Experimental (General Option)

University of West Alabama · University of West Alabama
MS Experimental Psychology

Entry requirements

TO APPLY: http://www.uwa.edu/apply_now.aspx Minimum Admission Requirements ________________________________________ 1. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 3.0 grade point average (four-point scale) or graduation from an accredited college or university with a master’s degree or higher with a minimum of 3.0 grade point average (four-point scale) is required. 2. A minimum score of 280 (combined) on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) (verbal and Quantitative), and a minimum score of 3 on the writing portion. 3. On time application packet that contains the application form, all student transcripts, GRE scores, a Statement of Purpose, and a list of three academic references with full names, titles/positions, school names, current telephone numbers and email addresses. Achievement of the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into the degree program. The admissions committee will review the application packets based on minimum requirements and capacity of the faculty members in the program. This program is also offered online.

Months of entry

January, August

Course content

Are you interested in multiple areas of Psychology and want the base training in demand by employers and important for Ph.D. programs, then this is the program you are looking for.

MS in Experimental Psychology General Option provides enhanced training in psychology-based statistics and research methods, which are necessary skills for Ph.D. programs and are in demand by potential employers. The program also provides the base in core fields of psychology along with the freedom of elective classes to allow students to pursue their own interests in the field. All students, whether online or on campus, will receive that specialized attention expected with an on campus program and often missing from traditional online classes.

Why this program:

  • Training to better prepare for doctoral programs.
  • Study multiple areas such as Clinical, Social, Developmental, Health, and Emotions.
  • Marketable statistics and research methods training in demand by employers.
  • Base training in a variety of fields within psychology to allow you to explore your own interests.
  • Presentation and publication opportunities.

Programme Requirements (US Semester Credit Hours):

I. Core Curriculum: 15 hours

A. Statistics and Research Methods Courses: 6 hours

PY 501 . Statistics and Research Methods I (3)

PY 502 . Statistics and Research Methods II (3)

B. Theory Courses: 9 hours

Select three of the following four courses:

PY 510 . Advanced Developmental Psychology (3)

PY 530 . Advanced Social Psychology (3)

PY 540 . Advanced Cognitive Psychology (3)

PY 550 . Theories of Personality (3)

II. Elective Courses: 15 hours

Approved electives from the 500 series of PY (15)

III. Thesis: Minimum of 6 hours

PY 500 . Master's Thesis Research (3)

PY 590 . Master's Thesis (1-3)

Total Minimum Required: 36 hours

Information for international students

Information for International Students can be found on our website. http://www.uwa.edu/ip.aspx

Fees and funding

International students

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships are available to qualified students in certain fields of study. Assistantships are usually granted for a period of nine months. Normally, there are no stipends for the summer semester. Students desiring to make application for graduate stipends should write to the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, the University of West Alabama, Station 31, Livingston, Alabama 35470, for application forms.

Qualification and course duration

MS Experimental Psychology

part time
24-30 months
full time
18-24 months
distance learning
12-24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
US semester credit hour assessment varies depending on options, classes, and instructors9

Course contact details

Dr. Mark Davis