Thursday, January 12, 2012

Graduate Study at Western Kentucky University

Western Kentucky University has a newly revised M.A. program in Psychological Science (formerly Experimental Psychology). This is a two-year, 36-hour graduate program that will help students acquire the quantitative and methodological skills they will need to successfully compete for entry into a Ph.D. program in
Psychology. It also serves students who are looking for research experience and training they can use in jobs that require quantitative and methodological skills beyond the undergraduate level.

The program offers research opportunities in a number of areas including cognition, perception, child development, aging, social psychology, emotion, sports psychology, and educational psychology. While in the program, students work closely with faculty on their master’s theses. They also complete course work to advance their quantitative and methodological skills, to bolster their background knowledge in the core areas of psychological science, and to foster their professional development. Throughout the program, students are encouraged to develop their speaking and writing skills, and many collaborate with faculty on peer-reviewed publications and
conference presentations. Finally, most students receive financial support through assistantships and tuition waivers.

If you are interested in this program, please visit the program's website for more information. They are accepting applications through March 1, 2012.