Overview of M.A. Program

The Department of Psychology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington offers a program leading to a Master of Arts degree in psychology.  The program has three concentrations, one general and two clinical, with a shared set of program goals and student learning outcomes.  Each concentration emphasizes the scientific methods and principles common to all fields of psychology. All students participate in supervised research, and a thesis is required.

Students in all three concentrations complete a research methods sequence in the first year, a core of coursework in psychology, comprehensive exam, and a thesis. Students enrolled in the Substance Abuse Treatment and Applied Behavior Analysis concentrations complete additional coursework emphasizing clinical and behavior analytic concepts and skills.

Click here for a listing of typical M.A. course sequences.

Click here for a summary of educational and employment placements of recent graduates.

Click here if you are interested in our program but are not a psychology major.

If you would like to know more about graduate study in psychology at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, please email or call:

Dr. Christine Highes
Graduate Coordinator
UNCW Department of Psychology
(910) 962-7795


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