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, 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, a core of coursework in psychology, a comprehensive exam, and an empirical thesis. Students enrolled in the Applied Behavior Analysis and Substance Abuse Treatment concentrations complete additional coursework emphasizing clinical and behavior analytic concepts and skills.

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