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2014-2015 Graduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Science in Experimental Psychology

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Paul Cunningham, Ph.D.

Office: Regis Hall Room 203
Phone: (603) 897-8272

The Master of Science in Experimental Psychology is a 39 credit-hour program. The MS thesis offers students the opportunity to complete a manuscript describing original research that they have carried out in partial fulfillment of degree requirements. The advanced coursework in the areas of statistics and research methods, ethics, neuroscience and cognitive psychology will help Rivier graduates become more competitive in the doctoral application process (PhD, PsyD). Those who do not want to go on for doctoral graduate study would be qualified to teach psychology courses at colleges and universities on a part-time basis, teach social sciences in a secondary school after completing the qualifying exams required by the State of New Hampshire, and find full-time employment applying their knowledge of general psychology, statistics and research skills in a variety of consulting, laboratory, business, government, and human service settings.

Degree Requirements (39 credits)

Thesis (12 credits)

Assignment of a thesis advisor will depend upon thesis topic. The time required to complete the MS thesis will depend upon each student. Typically students will complete the thesis in two years. After that time, the student may request one extension not to exceed one year. Honors students in the program who wrote an undergraduate Honors thesis may elect to write a more substantial MS thesis based on the same project the following year.

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