Program Details

Offers graduate work leading to the research-oriented general MA degree. The MA program is appropriate for students with a variety of goals.
Location:
Winston-Salem, United States
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Master
Specialty:
Psychology

Program Overview

Program Description:

Well prepared students who plan to continue to the PhD may wish to receive a broad training before the specialization required at the doctoral level.  The Master’s program often gives them a better basis for selecting a PhD program as well as a stronger academic foundation for their doctoral work.

Students who wish to better prepare themselves for application to a PhD program will benefit from the Master’s program.  The general MA program allows them to strengthen their backgrounds with a high degree of individual attention from graduate faculty (student/faculty ratio is 2:1) before applying to PhD programs.  The department has an excellent record of placing graduates in doctoral programs in all major areas of psychology, including clinical.

The department adopts a mentorship model of graduate education in which students work closely with a faculty advisor during their two years in our program.  Typically there is a 2:1 graduate student-faculty ratio that provides the student with individualized attention and, therefore, superior training.  Because our program is designed to prepare students for entry into doctoral programs, there is a strong emphasis on research.  Students conduct both a first-year research project and a thesis.  These projects typically result in conference presentations and/or publications.

The Master’s program includes coursework in small seminar classes and firsthand research experience.  A student will become familiar with the content and the methods of psychology at an advanced level.  Two years are usually required to complete the program.

Additional Program Information

Accreditation:
Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada Commission on Accreditation

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