Research and Experimental Psychology

Program Information
Application Information
  • Application Material
  • Applicaton period October 1 through February 1
  • Fall Admissions Only
  • All dates, etc. depend on statewide and university actions related to the budget
 
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The Master of Arts Program in Psychology affords its candidates an opportunity for advanced study of psychological theory and research techniques with the following objectives in mind:

  • To ultimately earn my Ph.D. in psychology:The coursework and experience obtained in the Experimental Psychology Program is designed to enhance students' credentials when applying to highly competitive doctoral programs.
  • To succeed in business, industry and or a research setting: Our program's emphasis on the mastery of statistical and methodological procedures, research experience, and critical thinking produces graduates that are well suited for many careers in business, government, and/or an array of research settings.

The emphasis of the M.A. Program in Psychology is on psychological theory and research skill development. Admission to the Program is based on an adequate undergraduate background in psychology and other disciplines. Courses selected for concentrations of study commensurate with the objectives listed above probably require specific prerequisites or their equivalent. Students who do not have an adequate background in psychology to pursue a specific concentration should expect to spend extra time completing work for the degree. The specific courses comprising the program of study for a concentration are selected in consultation with the M.A. in Psychology Program Coordinator.


All inquires about this program should be directed to:


Dr. Greg Feist

Graduate Coordinator, MA Psychology
San Jose State University
Psychology, DMH 313
San Jose, CA 95192-0120
Voice: 408.924.5617
Fax: 408.924.5605