The Department of Psychology also offers an accelerated B.A to M.A in experimental psychology that can be accomplished in a total of 5 years. The basic goal of the program is the development of behavioral scientists who have a broad knowledge of psychology and can carry out sound research in an area of specialization. Although some students seek employment outside academia, the program is oriented toward developing the skills required by the research psychologist who intends to seek admission to a Ph.D. program. Students who wish to apply to this program should submit a complete graduate application to the graduate school during the fall or spring of the student's third year. As well, they should arrange to work with a particular faculty member who will serve as a preceptor for the Paper of Publishable Quality - Thesis project.
Areas in which the student may specialize are brain, behavior and cognition; developmental psychology; or social psychology/personality. The department does not offer training in clinical or counseling psychology.
The accelerated B.A. to M.A. program in experimental psychology aims to
- improve opportunities for excellent undergraduates to prepare for competitive Ph.D. programs or add an additional credential before entering a competitive job market; and
- allow students interested in experimental psychology to advance and further specialize their psychology education in only one additional year at UNH.
The MA requires 30 credits. Twelve credits will count towards both the BA and MA degree. These three courses count as electives and do not count towards the core requirements for the undergraduate psychology major. Students must fulfill all programmatic requirements for the master's degree program, as well as fulfill all programmatic requirements for their bachelor's degree.
The first step toward applying to the program is to contact a faculty member whose research is in a topic that matches your interest in order to arrange support for your thesis or paper of publishable quality. Interested students must submit a full graduate application to the graduate school during their junior year.
For additional information, please contact Robin Scholefield at 603-862-2369 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.