MA in General Psychology

MA student Tracy Radsvick in the Social Psychophysiology Lab.

The MA in General Psychology Program prepares students to enter the workforce directly after graduation or for further graduate education in a variety of fields, such as law, business, economics, health sciences, social work, public health, geography and psychology. Many of our MA graduates have applied their advanced training in psychology to work as researchers, mental health workers, managers and administrators, or have gone on to pursue a PhD. 

The Learning Environment

The MA program is a mentor-based program designed to provide students the opportunity to become fully immersed in laboratory activities and obtain hands-on research experience. Through selection of appropriate elective courses, students can choose a concentration within the field of general psychology. Areas of concentration represented in the department include Behavioral Neuroscience, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Psychology and Social-Personality Psychology.

Please note: The program is not intended to qualify students for the independent practice of professional psychology. 

Students in Lab of Psychology Assistant Professor Mark Seery at Park Hall on North Campus.

The Admissions Process

As our program is mentorship-based, students are admitted to work with an individual faculty member. Faculty members accepting students vary from year to year. Before applying, prospective students should view the list of faculty members accepting students and/or contact potential mentors. 

Interested in Specializing in Data Analysis?

Consider UB's interdisciplinary MS Program in Data Analytics in Social Sciences. Psychology is a participating department.

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