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MS - Psychology

Master of Science in Psychology


Master of Science in Psychology

Psychology, Educational Psychology Concentration

Concentration, Master of Science

This 30-credit hour program focuses on the psychology of learning, including topics such as instructional methods, disabilities, and gifted students.

Psychology, Experimental Psychology Concentration

Concentration, Master of Science

This concentration is offered within our MS Psychology program, and has been developed with both online and on-campus coursework focusing on research-oriented psychology.

Psychology, School Psychology Concentration

Concentration, Master of Science

This 30-credit hour program offers coursework both online and on campus, emphasizing a diverse range of topics addressing student needs. The Master of Science in Psychology program requires 15 credit hours of core curriculum, with an additional 15 credit hours in the school psychology concentration.

MS in Psychology Program Completion Requirements

Students must earn a grade of B- or better in all course work.

A degree program must be completed and approved before the second term of enrollment.

The student must apply for degree candidacy after completing between 6 and 15 hours of course work. A student must be a degree candidate before enrolling in thesis or internship.

  • Educational Psychology Concentration: A thesis committee consisting of two faculty members from the student's field and one member outside the field will need to be selected. Students are required to take an oral examination over their thesis area and research. 
  • Experimental Psychology Concentration: A thesis committee consisting of two faculty members from the student's field and one member outside the field will need to be selected. Students are required to take an oral examination over their thesis area and research. 
  • School Psychology Concentration: A Portfolio Assessment must be successfully completed and submitted prior to earning the MS degree.

Apply

Students seeking acceptance into the graduate degree programs for Master of Science in Psychology, regardless of concentration, must first be admitted to the Graduate School of the University. This occurs by meeting the following requirements:

1) Submission of a "Graduate Admission to Graduate Study" form online at www.emporia.edu/grad/admissions.

2) Submission of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts.

3) Completion of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

4)  A grade point average of not less than 3.0 overall, or a 3.25 on the last 60 semester hours.

5) Course prerequisites: A minimum of 15 semester hours of background courses in undergraduate psychology (not including introductory psychology), or the content of those courses completed via course equivalents as determined by core program faculty. This must include work in statistics or psychological testing, descriptive and/or experimental research methods, human development, learning theory (or a cognitive or educational psychology course equivalent to a learning theory course), and abnormal psychology.  It is not uncommon that some prerequisite course work is missing for applicants; certain aspects may be met concurrently with the MS in Psychology program.

6) Three letters of recommendation via the online form here from professionals who can comment on the applicant’s potential for completing advanced graduate studies. Additional letters (e.g., from friends or family members), which address issues you believe relevant may also be submitted, but the application is not complete without the three letters from professionals that provide the information requested in the form.

7) A statement of purpose or letter of intent.

8) International Students must have a satisfactory English proficiency test score submitted as part of their application to be admitted into the program and before they will be allowed to take classes. The following English proficiency tests will be accepted so long as the listed minimum test score (or higher) is obtained: 1)TOEFL = 567, 2) TOEFL iBT = 86, 3) TOEFL CBT = 227, or 4) IELTS = 6.5

Application Deadline:  Although applications are accepted year-round, in order to offer applicants an assurance that an admissions decision and enrollment may begin on the desired schedule, applications should meet specified deadlines. Applications should be completed by February 1 to assure that a program of study may begin during the fall or summer semester, and October 1st for a program of study which begins during the spring semester. Materials arriving after those dates will be given due consideration, but an admissions decision may not be completed in time for enrollment during the desired semester.


How to Contact Us

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PHYSICAL ADDRESS

Department of Psychology
(on the ESU main campus)
1701 Morse Road
Visser Hall, 3rd Floor
Main Office, Rm 327

MAILING ADDRESS

Department of Psychology
Emporia State University
1 Kellogg Circle
Campus Box 4031
Emporia, KS 66801