Advanced undergraduate students majoring in psychology who want to obtain additional training in experimental psychology may want to consider an option by which they can obtain their Bachelor of Science with the General Major in Experimental Psychology and their Master of Science in Experimental Psychology in five years. The accelerated program requirement is identical to the General Major in Psychology and their Master of Science in Experimental Psychology; and allows students to apply 12 credit hours of graduate coursework toward both their Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees.
To be eligible for the accelerated program, students must meet all of the admissions requirements for regular admission to the Master of Science in Experimental Psychology program and have completed at least 84 credit hours of undergraduate coursework, including all General Education, University Program, and competency requirements. It is expected that students will already be engaged in research with a faculty member prior to admission to the accelerated program.
The Accelerated Master of Science in Experimental Psychology program is a 12-month program. Students will complete the Bachelor of Science degree requirements and the first year of coursework for the Master of Science by the end of the summer term of their fourth year. Students will complete the coursework for the Master of Science in conducting and defending their thesis by the end of the summer term of their fifth year.
Undergraduate coursework completed beyond 84 credit hours would lead to conferral of the Bachelor of Science degree prior to the end of the summer term in year four.