Department of Psychology

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, two are primarily research focused and one is research and clinically focused, 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, a core of coursework in psychology, a comprehensive exam, and an empirical thesis. Students enrolled in the Applied Behavior Analysis concentration complete additional coursework emphasizing clinical and behavior analytic concepts and skills.

For a list of graduate faculty who are considering graduate students next year, please see Faculty Considering Graduate Students.

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For answers to common questions about UNCW's Master's Program in Psychology, please see our Graduate Program FAQ page.