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Master of Science in Psychology

Undergraduate Thesis

Mission:

The mission of the Master of Science in Psychology - Educational Psychology is to prepare students for post graduate work. The program aims to apply psychological principles to the teaching/learning process. It also prepares graduates to analyze psychological effects of methods, resources, organization and non-school experience on the educational process.

Program Educational Objectives:

The program will prepare student to:
  • Pursue higher studies towards a doctoral degree;
  • Carry out research in educational psychology to further their professional career;
  • Pursue a career in institutions that deal with educational psychology;
  • Further develop their professional status through the use of their learned skills in analytical and creative thinking, research, and the use of technology -based assessment;
  • Contribute to promoting educational psychology practices and strategies in their respective institutions.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Upon graduation, students should be able to:
  • Enroll in post-graduate programs;
  • Implement Educational Psychology principles in their workplace;
  • Contribute to educational research;
  • Analyze the issues in current educational psychology practices;
  • Demonstrate commitment to professional ethical conduct;
  • Measure student learning through appropriate assessment.
Master’s degree in Psychology:
A program that focuses on the application of psychology to the study of the behavior of individuals in the roles of teacher and learner, the nature and effects of learning environments, and the psychological effects of methods, resources, organization and non-school experience on the educational process. It includes instruction in learning theory, human growth and development, research methods, and psychological evaluation.

Students accepted in the program must fulfill the 36 credit-hours required or the 30 credit-hours course work in addition to a 6 credit-hours thesis. The GPA must not be less than a “B” grade or 3.00/4.00. Students, in case of failure in one of the courses, are given one chance to repeat the course work. A second failure will result in the expulsion of the student from the program. Following registration a three year-time limit is given to the students to complete his/her degree. Students are not allowed to repeat more than two courses.

Admission Requirements:
The minimum requirements for admission to the Master program in Psychology are:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in psychology or its equivalent from an accredited university; a Bachelor degree in any other major will be evaluated separately;
  • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of a minimum GPA 2.75, provided students satisfy the general admission requirements for graduate studies at UOFA;
  • A personal statement of background, goals and values;
  • Three professional recommendations from instructors of the student’s Bachelor program;
  • A personal interview at the discretion of the department.

Transfer:
Credits from accredited universities can be transferable according to the following conditions:

  • Acceptance by the Admission Office at UOFA;
  • Any course with a grade below 80, i.e. “B” is not transferable. This is in line with the UOFA grading policy;
  • Only nine credit-hours are granted to the new student provided that the transferable course/s is/are transferred from an accredited university and correspond/s to the UOFA course requirements.

Master of Science in Psychology
Psy623   Statistics and Research Design In Psychological Science
Psy658   Psychological Testing and Measurement
Psy637   Biological Psychology
Psy640   Cognitive Psychology
Psy641   Developmental Psychology
Psy657   Social Psychology
Psy642   Abnormal Psychology
Psy633   Personality Psychology
Psy610   Independent Study in Human Development
Psy620   Independent Study in Social Psychology
Psy630   Independent Study in Mental Health
BA700   Topics – Research Proposal
BA715   Field Work Experience
BA725   Thesis-Area of Concentration
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