Program Overview

The Saint Joseph's University graduate program in psychology offers students a general curriculum of study emphasizing experimental psychology. The program is designed to complement the strengths and interests of the present psychology faculty and facilities and reflects the current state of the discipline of psychology. It consists of a traditional and academically oriented forty-eight credit curriculum and requires the successful completion of a qualifying comprehensive examination and an empirical thesis project. The program is designed for successful completion over two academic years.

The curriculum is composed of three major components:

  • 2 "Core" courses: (Advanced Research Methods and Statistics I & II)
  • 6 "Content" courses
  • 4 "Directed Studies" and "Master's Thesis" courses (during which students complete a comprehensive examination and research thesis - click here for more information)

The graduate psychology program is a full-time course of study. Classes are scheduled on weekday afternoons. Students are expected to attend these classes regularly. Attendance is also required at colloquia, lab meetings, and other functions of the Department of Psychology. In addition, students are expected to have time available during weekdays to conduct scientific research.