Online Master’s Degree Program

M.S. Experimental Psychology

Gain a Foundation in Psychology-Based Statistics and Research

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Program Detail

Next Start Date

January 7

Est. Program Length

1-2 years

Credit Hours

36-54 hours

Course Length

8 weeks

Cost Per Credit

$429

Degree Overview

Earn a strong foundation in the principles of scholarly research with the online master’s in experimental psychology. You’ll build upon research skills you learned in your undergraduate program, including critical thinking skills, search methods, qualitative and quantitative analysis, and research presentation. When you graduate, you’ll be prepared for further studies or immediate career opportunities.

Courses are taught by faculty with PhDs in various areas of experimental psychology. All students receive one-on-one mentoring from a psychology faculty member in the Department of Behavioral Sciences at UWA. Earn your degree fully online, at one of the most affordable institutions in the state.

Who is this degree for?

  • Individuals seeking a research component to education or experience base that can help in a PhD program.
  • Individuals seeking marketable statistics and research methods training in demand by employers. For example, graduates can pursue research assistant opportunities in a wide variety of clinical and academic applications across social or behavioral sciences, health psychology, medical research and similar areas.
Program Detail

Next Start Date

January 7

Est. Program Length

1-2 years

Credit Hours

36-54 hours

Course Length

8 weeks

Cost Per Credit

$429

Course Details

Total Hours: 36-54 

Admissions

Your experience at the University of West Alabama is designed to be as straightforward and convenient as possible. From the moment you apply, you’ll receive step-by-step guidance from an enrollment counselor. And once you’re in your program, you’ll have a personal success coach who can answer your questions and help with anything you need.

Completed applications are due April 15 for Fall admission and August 15 for January admission. All students will begin the program at the beginning of either the Fall or Spring semester.

Simply follow these steps to get started.

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 3.0 GPA (four-point scale) or graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s degree with a minimum of 3.0 GPA (four-point scale).
  • At least 9 hours in undergraduate psychology courses
  • Minimum score of 280 (combined Verbal and Quantitative) on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), and minimum of 3 on Written portion.
  • On-time application packet that includes: all student transcripts. GRE scores, Statement of purpose (including type of research the student is interested in and a list of 2-3 faculty members the student would be interested in working with), 3-5 page writing sample, and list of 3 academic references with full names, title/positions, school names, current telephone numbers, and email addresses.
  • International students must have a minimum TOEFL score requirement of 550 on the paper-based TOEFL or 79 on the iBT, 6. On the IELTS, or 1200 on the CTEC CBT, or the equivalent.
  • Complete an online application.
  • Submit official college and institution transcripts (if applicable). – Download Form

Tuition

Graduate tuition for the 2017-18 academic year is $429 per credit hour. There is a $50 technology fee each semester.

The University of West Alabama is dedicated to keeping education costs affordable and providing students with a full range of grants, scholarships and loans. Approximately 80 percent of UWA students receive some type of financial aid to support their studies. To apply for financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The school code for UWA is 001024.

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UWA may accept up to 9 hours at the Graduate level for matching courses and curriculums for most programs.

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