Department of Psychology and Sociology

Graduate Programs

Psychology, M.A./M.S.


Our graduate program in psychology offers three psychology degrees: a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, and a Master of Science or Master of Arts in General Psychology. In our program, we can offer a graduate educational experience that combines the personalized attention of an expensive private college and the opportunities of a large nationally-recognized university. As a smaller campus that is part of the world-renowned Texas A&M University System, we can offer the best of both educational environments, resulting in you obtaining an academically strong yet personalized Masters-level graduate psychology training that opens the doors of opportunity.

The graduate program in psychology offers three psychology degrees:

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology

  • For the MA in Counseling Psychology, the 18 undergraduate semester hours must include courses in: abnormal psychology, personality theory, and developmental psychology (lifespan, child, adolescent, or adult).

Master of Science or Master of Arts in General Psychology

  • For the MS or MA in General Psychology, the 18 undergraduate hours must include three of the following courses: cognitive psychology, learning, and memory, social psychology, biopsychology, physiological psychology, sensation and perception, personality theory, abnormal psychology, developmental psychology (lifespan, child, adolescent, or adult), and/or history and systems of psychology. For the MA or MS in General Psychology students must complete the 18 core curriculum graduate hours listed below. The remaining course electives will be decided on by students in consultation with their adviser. The MA or MS in general psychology may be completed in either thirty (30) or thirty-six (36) graduate hours depending on the student’s specific plan of study.