Master of Science in Psychology
The Master of Science in Psychology at ACU combines scientific scholarship, relevant clinical training, and a Christian world view to prepare students for professional work and further graduate study. The program combines the study of psychology and a distinctive Christian perspective in integrating faith, learning, and practice.
The M.S. of Psychology is designed for students who desire a general knowledge of psychology and prepares students for further graduate study in a variety of areas in psychology. Students who pursue this degree have the potential to continue with further graduate study or obtain a career as a college professor, researcher or missionary.
The Master of Science degree in psychology is a 36-hour program for students desiring to obtain a graduate level degree that provides a knowledge of psychology rather than one that emphasizes the practitioner orientation of clinical, counseling or school psychology.
Requirements for the MS in psychology are:
1. Psychology core, 9 hours:
PSYC 612 Clinical Research Methods
PSYC 650 Ethics and Issues in Professional Psychology
PSYC 657 Intermediate Statistics
2. Electives, 21 hours, thesis option; 27 hours, non-thesis option. A maximum of 12 hours may be completed outside of the department. Consult with advisor.
3. Thesis option, 6 hours; or comprehensive exam.
4. No more than 3 hours of practicum may count towards the degree.