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Program Objectives

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Students who complete the undergraduate program will:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge base of major experimental findings and theoretical perspectives in psychology.
  2. Apply basic research methods, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.
  3. Pursue post-baccalaureate education or enter the workforce.
  4. Apply psychological principles to personal, social, organizational, and diversity issues (i.e., Identify appropriate applications of psychology in solving problems such as the origins and treatment of abnormal behavior, tests and measurements and psychology-based interventions while recognizing the sociocultural contexts that influence individual differences in beliefs, values, and interactions.).

Master of Arts in Industrial-Organizational Psychology

Students who complete the M.A. program in Industrial-Organizational Psychology will:

  1. Ability to apply theory and methods to help organizations solve people-related problems.
  2. Have knowledge of the aims, practices, and strategies of organizations, workgroups, and individual workers to achieve fit.
  3. have knowledge of methods suited to testing the qualities of specific HR-related practices and interventions serving organizational aims.
  4. Ability to communicate with technical proficiency in terms understandable by lay professionals.
  5. Standards of academic, research, and business professionalism. 

Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology

The master’s program shares four training objectives of the doctoral program:

  1. Provide a generalist model of training in the discipline of psychology;
  2. Develop fundamental clinical skills based on scientific research;
  3. Promote high academic, ethical, and professional standards in all aspects of professional development and practice;
  4. Prepare students to adapt their methods and practice to meet the needs of diverse populations.

Master’s level psychologists who graduate from our program are not prepared for independent practice or licensure. As such, the program’s fifth objective is to (5) prepare students for doctoral study in clinical psychology or further training in related fields (e.g., counseling, social work).

Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial-Organizational Psychology

Students who complete the Ph.D. program in Industrial-Organizational Psychology will:

  1. Ability to apply theory and methods to help organizations solve people-related problems.
  2. Have knowledge of the aims, practices, and strategies of organizations, workgroups, and individual workers to achieve fit.
  3. Have knowledge of methods suited to testing the qualities of specific HR-related practices and interventions service organizational aims.
  4. Ability to communicate with technical proficiency in terms understandable by lay professionals.
  5. Standards of academic, research, and business professionalism.
  6. Ability to design and execute research studies independently, addressing questions relevant to organizational interventions involving people.

Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology

The goal of the program is to train professionally competent clinical psychologists with a broad background in the field of psychology who can apply psychological theory, assessment, research methodology, and clinical skill to complex clinical problems. To elaborate this goal, our program has five broad training objectives:

  1. Provide a generalist model of training in the discipline of psychology;
  2. Develop fundamental clinical skills based on scientific research;
  3. Develop fundamental skills for psychological research;
  4. Promote high academic, ethical, and professional standards in all aspects of professional development and practice;
  5. Prepare students to adapt their methods and practice to meet the needs of diverse populations.