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Master of Science in General Psychology

DePaul’s two-year MS in General Psychology prepares students for future employment in a wide variety of scientific, academic, and applied settings. It also provides a strong foundation for students interested in pursuing a PhD in Psychology.

We Provide a Broad, Solid Foundation in Psychology

The MS in General Psychology provides a strong foundation in psychology as an empirical science. As an MS student, you’ll receive:

  • A solid grounding in theory: core courses in cognitive, physiological and social psychology
  • Essential training in methods: core courses in statistics and research methods
  • A breadth of knowledge: elective courses in clinical, cognitive, community, developmental, industrial/organizational and social psychology

Our Competitive Advantage

Unlike in many other terminal master’s programs, students in the MS in General Psychology program at DePaul complete doctoral-level courses. MS students also work closely with faculty members (usually, one) to develop and implement novel research ideas.

As a student in DePaul’s MS in General Psychology program, you will:
  • Experience a high standard of intellectual challenge and stimulation from both instructors and peers
  • Collaborate with experts in your area of interest to develop and implement new research ideas
  • Contribute to new developments in the field

As a graduate from DePaul’s MS in General Psychology program, you will be well-prepared for a wide range of careers related to psychology (e.g., statistical consulting, teaching) or for further doctoral training in psychology.

Admission

We admit 5-6 students per year, based on a combination of grades, GRE scores, letters of recommendation, and faculty-student fit.
Applications are due no later than April 20th, although we do begin the application review and acceptance process as early as April 1st; early application is encouraged.

Want to Know More?

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Explore our list of faculty and their research interests in the Psychology Department​.