The Department of Psychology offers the Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in General Psychology with program tracks in Clinical Psychology and in General-Experimental Psychology, respectively. It also offers a degree for Specialist in School Psychology. Our graduate programs offer unique and excellent opportunities for hands-on research in the laboratory and applied settings, as well as engagement with community agencies (e.g., schools, mental health clinics, hospitals). Our graduate students work collaboratively with faculty mentors to create educational experiences based on their professional goals and interests. Links to information concerning each of these programs and the corresponding training director are posted below.
Master of Arts (M.A.) Degree:
Clinical Psychology Track
The Clinical Psychology track follows the scientist-practitioner model of training and is designed to prepare students for doctoral level training in clinical psychology or other related disciplines. Students who graduate with the M.A. in psychology (clinical track) and who do not wish to pursue further studies may be eligible for licensure in North Carolina as a psychological associate (LPA).
For more information about the Clinical track, contact Dr. Kia Asberg
General-Experimental Psychology Track
The goal of the General-Experimental track is to train students to conduct psychological research and prepare them to continue on to a doctoral program in a core academic area of psychology including cognitive, developmental, learning, physiological, and social psychology.
For more information about the General-Experimental track, contact Dr. Thomas Ford.
Specialist in School Psychology Degree
The School Psychology program is accredited as a Specialist’s level program by the national Association of School Psychologists. The three year program provides students with academic and field experiences that prepare them for employment as school psychologists in public school settings or related areas.
For more information on the school program, contact Lori Unruh.