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The Master's in Experimental Psychology (MS EXP PSY) prepares students for research positions in industry and other institutions as well as for doctoral programs. The program provides:
The program is designed so that students can complete the bulk of their required course work and, in conjunction with their faculty mentor, prepare a thesis proposal during their first year. Students can then complete their remaining course credits and a data-based thesis during their second year.
We are proud of the accomplishments of our students. Most students present their research at national or regional conferences. Some are also successful at publishing their research or receiving funding for their research activities.
Congratulations to Karlie Hill for publishing "Pedagogical considerations for effectively teaching qualitative research in an online environment" with Dr. Sara Bender in the Journal of Effective Teaching in 2016.
Congratulations to Gina DeNoble (2015) and Carolina (Kina) Montenegro (2016) for receiving Masters Research Fellowships from the School of Graduate Studies.
In memoriam of George Pringle whose thesis "Patterns and perceptions of dextromethorphan use in adult members of an online dextromethorphan community" was published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs in 2015 with co-authors Dr. Kara Gabriel and Michael McDonald, a 2014 graduate of our program.
Congratulations to Colleen Falconer (2014) for receiving a Masters Research Fellowship from the School of Graduate Studies.
Congratulations to Whitney Stefani for her publication "Sex, power, and women: Female viewers' perceptions of popular music video themes" with Dr. Ralf Greenwald in SOJ Psychology in 2014.
Congratulations to Katie Weight-Taylor for her publication "School lunch before and after implementation of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act" with Dr. Steve Schepman in the Journal of Child Nutrition & Management in 2014.
Congratulations to Jesse James for his publication "Student interpreters show encoding and recall differences for information in English and American Sign Language" in Translation & Interpreting with Dr. Kara Gabriel in 2012.
Congratulations to Brook Rutledge for her publication, "Attitudes on animal research predict acceptance of genetic modification technologies by university undergraduates" in Society & Animals with Dr. Kara Gabriel in 2012.
Go to our "About" page to see our recent admissions and their thesis topics.
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