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Assurance of Learning: M.S. in Applied Psychology

Mission Statement: The Master of Science program in Applied Psychology prepares students for careers in counseling or industrial/organizational psychology, or for doctoral studies in these fields. The state-of-the-art curriculum provides grounding in psychological theory, research knowledge and skills, ethics, multicultural competencies, and evidence-based practices. Principles drawn from biological, cognitive, and behavioral psychology are learned and applied in seated and hybrid classroom course instruction, independent studies, participation in faculty research, international coursework, theses, and supervised, hands-on experience in practica and internships.

Program-Level Student Learning Outcomes

Upon graduating from the M.S. in Applied Psychology program, students will be able to:

  • integrate theory and research knowledge appropriate to student's field of specialization
  • construct solutions for real-world problems in student's area of specialization
  • integrate knowledge and valuation of ethical principles and standards into the design and/or implementation of original plans
  • integrate knowledge of and appreciation for cultural diversity and social justice into the creation and/or implementation of original plans.