2012-2013 Catalog 
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2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology, MA

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The Department of Psychology offers course work and thesis supervision for a master of arts degree. The program offers two tracks: Clinical Psychology and Psychological Science.  In addition to the general curriculum, there are several optional concentrations available including Child and Adolescent Psychology (Psyhcological Science only), Cognition (Psychological Science only), Psychology & the Law (Clinical or Psychological Science), and Trauma Psychology (Clinical or Psychological Science). Both the clinical and psychological science tracks are designed to prepare students for doctoral programs. A majority of students are subsequently accepted into doctoral programs. The program is designed to be completed in two academic years and includes an empirical thesis requirement. Faculty research interests are in a variety of subspecialities within psychology. See our departmental webpage for more information about faculty research areas. www.uccs.edu/psych/people/faculty.html


  • Demonstrate competency in conducting scientific research
  • Prepare students for doctoral degrees in psychology or related fields
  • Develop clinical competency of the students in the clinical track

MA Prerequisites

  • A BS or BA degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university
  • An overall average of B or above in all undergraduate courses
  • Graduate Record Exam scores of at least 300 (current scale) on the verbal and quantitative sections. The advanced psychology test is strongly recommended.
  •  An adequate undergraduate program in psychology including college-level mathematics, statistics, experimental psychology, and some background in the biological, physical, and social sciences.
  • Applicants to the clinical track should also have course work and community experience in applied psychology.

Promising students who do not meet all the requirements may be considered as applicants. Admission to the program is competitive.

Application Material and Deadline

The application deadline for fall admission is January 1.

For information and application for the Master’s program, see the following Web site: www.uccs.edu/psych/graduate-program.html


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