Details about the new Master’s Program in Psychological Science (AMP)
The Department of Psychology is announcing a new Accelerated Master’s Program (AMP) in Psychological Science that will begin in the Fall 2012 semester. This AMP is a program designed for advanced, current U of A undergraduate students with a major in Psychology to complete both the Bachelor of Arts/Science degree as well as the Master of Arts (MA) degree in a total of five years. Only current students are eligible. If you have already graduated, this program is not for you.
It is open to students who are currently in their junior year. The program spans the 4th year (senior year in major) and an additional 5th year. The AMP is designed for students who wish to gain additional research training and experience to make them competitive for research-oriented PhD programs, medical schools, or other careers where research experience is critical.
Please note that the AMP is NOT for students who wish to use the Master’s degree to become licensed therapists.
To be considered for the AMP:
- students must demonstrate a clear interest in research,
- have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 (preference will be given to applicants with a 3.5 GPA or higher),
- have a minimum of one semester of research experience in a research lab, and/or be currently involved in research, and
- have a member of the faculty sign your application indicating they are willing to mentor you in the AMP.
For more information please contact the Psychology Advising staff or the AMP Director: Connie J. A. Beck, PhD, Associate Professor. Please include in the Subject line of the email: Accelerated Master’s Program. Email: email@example.com.
For general information, view the handbook here.
The application for the 2013-2014 academic year has passed, it was Friday, March 1, 2013.