Experimental Psychology Option

Be on the forefront of research

In the experimental option, you'll gain a foundation in research and be one step closer to a doctoral degree (PhD).

Grow and develop in our apprenticeship-style program. Team up with an expert faculty member to conduct research.

Have the right credentials for your next move.

Graduate ready to pursue your PhD and teach. Or, start your research-focused career.

Degree options

Due to the program requirements, you must complete your degree as a full-time student.

Degree plan

Traditional Master's

Review a sample schedule that details your path to graduation.

Why take the experimental option?

Tracking eye movements on babies.

Gain the skill set for a doctoral program

This option puts you on the path toward a PhD. You’ll have a strong background in statistics and research, which makes you more qualified when you apply to doctoral programs.

Data on a computer.

Be ready for your career

Do you want to work in academics (college professor) or research one day? This option prepares you for both areas. If a PhD isn’t for you, your master’s degree can also help you become a statistical consultant or data analyst.

Professor showing student data from lab equipment.

Advance the field through research

Gain deep research experience while you work under a professor. You can co-author papers and presentations. Explore areas like cognitive neuroscience, developmental science, quantitative psychology and more.

Student studying on his laptop.

Customize your degree

Focus on the topic or area that matters to you. In the experimental option, you can choose nearly half of your classes.

Psychology students doing an experiment that tests brain waves.
Careers and outcomes

Explore your potential career paths

Teach at the college level, conduct more research or branch out into other roles.