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Master of Science in Psychology

Thesis: 36 Semester Credit Hours
Non- thesis: 36 Semester Credit Hours
Program Information:
The Master of Science in Psychology prepares you to apply the science of psychology to a wide variety of professional settings. The program focuses on a broad background in research-based psychology, from social, experimental, and cognitive, to developmental psychology, as well as providing a background in research methods and design.
Career Opportunities:
Federal, State and Local Government Agencies, Private and Public School, College and University Counseling Centers, Private Practice, United Way Agencies, Staffing and Employment Services, Service Providers, Financial Institutions, Community Instruction.
Program Requirements:
• Two letters of recommendation: 1 academic and 1 professional
• Sample of academic writing skills (it may be an undergraduate research paper, a book chapter, or journal article)
• Personal Statement: Typed, minimum 300-word personal statement that briefly describes your career goals, aspirations, and timetable for completion of your proposed graduate studies
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Department Contact:
Department of Psychology and Communication
5201 University Boulevard
Anthony J. and Georgia A. Pellegrino Hall (PLG) 313
Laredo, TX 78041-1900
Phone: 956.326.2465

Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center, Suite 206
5201 University Boulevard Laredo, Texas 78041
Telephone: (956) 326.3020