Psychology MA, Behavioral Neuroscience Emphasis

Degree Requirements 

A total of 32 credit hours is required for the MA degree with an emphasis in the behavioral-neuroscience field of experimental psychology. Students will choose between a thesis and a non-thesis option.

Thesis Option

Students are required to complete a master's thesis for this program. Theses should follow the procedures in the Behavioral-Neuroscience Handbook and on the Graduate School website.

Required Coursework
PSYCH 5001Neuropsychological Assessment3
PSYCH 5340Human Neuroanatomy3
PSYCH 5400Seminar: Special Topics in Behavioral Neuroscience 14
PSYCH 5407Psychopharmacology3
PSYCH 5465Seminar: Behavioral Neuroscience3
PSYCH 5468Seminar: Cognitive Processes3
PSYCH 7421Quantitative Methods I4
PSYCH 7422Quantitative Methods II4
PSYCH 7483Directed Research3
or PSYCH 7484 Directed Readings
PSYCH 7491MA Thesis Research2
Total Hours32

Non-Thesis Option

Required Coursework
PSYCH 5001Neuropsychological Assessment3
PSYCH 5340Human Neuroanatomy3
PSYCH 5407Psychopharmacology3
PSYCH 5465Seminar: Behavioral Neuroscience3
PSYCH 5468Seminar: Cognitive Processes3
PSYCH 7421Quantitative Methods I4
PSYCH 7422Quantitative Methods II4
Electives 19
Choose three of the following courses:
Hormones, The Brain and Behavior
Emotions and the Brain
Introduction to Social Neuroscience
Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination
Human Learning and Memory
Total Hours32