The M.A. in Applied Psychological Research requires 35 credits of course work, including 6 credits of supervised research experience and a master’s research paper.

Core courses (29 credits) provide a foundation in professional ethics, individual differences and cultural diversity, the scientific bases of behavior, and scientific research skills.

Students may take elective graduate-level (500 or above) courses in areas such as human factors or similar areas, with the guidance and approval, in advance, of their adviser, and subject to the permission of the degree program areas.

Elective courses (6 credits) should be selected in consultation with the student's adviser in support of the student's research focus.

Transfer Credits

Penn State allows for the approval of up to 10 transfer credits to graduate programs.

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