Expected Learning Outcomes for Master's Program in Psychology

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will:
 
a) demonstrate understanding of research in psychology.
Methods of assessment:
PSY 500 (required course)
comprehensive exam
high perceived value of the thesis experience demonstrated on the Alumni Survey
 
b) be able to use tools necessary to locate psychological literature
Methods of assessment:
PSY 500 (required course)
course assignments
comprehensive exam                                                                         
 
c) be able to write effectively utilizing APA style
Methods of assessment:
course assignments
comprehensive exam
 
d) be able to conduct psychological research
Method of assessment:
thesis completion
 
e) be able to present information effectively to peers                                    
Methods of assessment:            
thesis completion
presentation of research at psychological conferences
course assignments
 
f) demonstrate understanding of various content areas of psychology
Methods of assessment:
comprehensive exam
course importance ratings from Alumni Survey
            
g) demonstrate increased critical thinking skills
Methods of assessment:
course assignments
comprehensive exam
thesis