University of Texas at El Paso
Psychology Department
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M.A. Experimental Program    

The Experimental M.A. Program emphasizes a theoretical and empirical approach to research including training in research methodology, experimental design, and statistical analysis. The program is designed to provide students with the research background needed to propose and complete an original, empirical thesis. 
      The MA in Experimental Psychology requires the completion of 30 credit hours, including 12 hours of required course work, 12 hours of elective coursework, and 6 hours of thesis. The required courses for a General Experimental M.A. degree are:

PSYC     5307       Applied Correlation and Regression

PSYC     5308       Experimental Design and Analysis of Variance

PSYC     5395       Thesis

PSYC     5396       Thesis

Two of the following five courses (6 semester hours)

PSYC     5371       Animal Learning and Behavior

PSYC     5372       Behavioral Neuroscience

PSYC     5374       Cognitive Psychology

PSYC     5376       Developmental Psychology

PSYC     5330       Social Behavior