Jan 15, 2021  
2017-2018 General Catalog 
2017-2018 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology, M.A.

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The departmental-level academic course plan for each student will be developed in consultation with and approved by the student’s graduate advisory committee. The committee will include the student’s major advisor and at least two additional members of the graduate faculty such that the LSU Graduate School’s requirements for graduate committees are satisfied.

The degree is a thesis degree, requiring a thesis project. At least 36 hours of credit at the graduate level must be earned, including six hours of credit for the thesis project (PSYC 8000 ). The curricular requirements include:

  • At least 15 hours at the 7000 level or above.
  • A primary area consisting of a minimum of six hours of earned credit in a specified field of study, which may include seminar or practicum credit.
  • A minimum core requirement: two courses from among PSYC 4111 , PSYC 7020 , PSYC 7111 , and PSYC 7117 ; and six credits of PSYC 8000 .

The student must pass a final exam consisting of a written thesis document and a comprehensive oral exam (i.e., the thesis defense).

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