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The Master of Arts degree in Psychology provides a strong foundation in general psychology.
Brownsville, United States
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Full Degree
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Program Description:
The Master of Arts degree in Psychology, offered by the College of Liberal Arts through the Behavioral Sciences Department directs students in developing a strong foundation in general psychology. The M.A. degree requires a total of 36 semester hours of graduate credit. The program offers a thesis or non-thesis degree option and guides students in building a working knowledge of psychological theory and research that can be applied in a variety of settings. The M.A. in Psychology prepares graduates to work in basic and applied research, enhance their current employment, and prepare for doctoral-level programs in psychology. SMALL PROGRAM, BIG OPPORTUNITY The new Master of Arts in Psychology program at UTB/TSC offers you an international education in the U.S. A small program in tropical South Texas, you will work alongside professors doing cross-disciplinary research in a mainly Hispanic, bilingual community — a snapshot of America’s future. With individual attention and faculty expertise in such specialties as social, experimental, and industrial and organizational psychology, you’ll be well-prepared for a new career or doctoral studies. PROFESSIONAL MENTORSHIP Your professors will encourage your development as a professional psychologist beyond the classroom. The low student-teacher ratio in the program ensures that you will receive individual mentoring, whatever your career goals. You will work with your professors doing socially relevant, cutting-edge research in such areas as diabetes prevention and workplace gender relations. You will also be encouraged by the faculty to present at conferences and publish papers, establishing a persuasive track record for job interviews and doctoral program applications. START ANY SEMESTER Unlike most universities, the psychology program at UTB/TSC allows you to enter in any semester, including summer sessions. To be admitted, you need a bachelor’s in any discipline and 12 upper-division, undergraduate psychology credit hours that include statistics and research methods, in addition to meeting general admission requirements. TROPICAL LOCATION At the extreme southern tip of Texas and near Mexico, Brownsville is an international city steeped in history. Just 30 minutes from the Gulf of Mexico and beautiful South Padre Island, exotic birds make their home in the local resacas (oxbow lakes) and palm trees abound. Temperatures are mild year-round; outdoor activities never stop. ABOUT UTB/TSC An institution with a unique bicultural, bilingual and binational character, The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College has been a member of The University of Texas System since 1991.

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The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award certificates and associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College. The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College is also accredited by the Texas Education Agency and the National Association for Education of Young Children.
• Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or other discipline with undergraduate coursework in Statistics, Research Methods, Introduction or Psychology • 3.0 GPA • 12 undergraduate upper-division hours in Psychology including PSYC 2317 and PSYC 3301 (Statistics and Research Methods) • GRE Verbal score of 400 • GRE Quantitative score of 400 • GRE Analytical score of 4.0 • A personal statement of 600 words • 2 letters of recommendation (at least 1 from a faculty)

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