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Psychology

Your First Choice

The masters program offers three areas of concentration and is designed to give students a deeper understanding of human behavior from a variety of perspectives. All students study a common core of psychology courses and then develop a specialization with the help of an academic advisor. Students finish their graduate experience by either completing an internship or a thesis.

See the academic catalog for admission and degree requirements.

Graduate Concentrations


Master of Arts, Applied Behavior Analysis

The Applied Behavior Analysis program has been approved by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board and the on-campus program has also been accredited by the Association for Behavior Analysis International. The program provides the academic training and supervised experience necessary for graduates to apply for national certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Training emphasizes the development of both assessment and intervention skills.

Applied Behavior Analysis, MA Curriculum
Outcomes Assessment

Master of Arts, Counseling Psychology

The Counseling Psychology program prepares graduates to function as counselors within the community in a variety of settings, including private and public agencies. This program offers specialized training in the areas of individual and group counseling and provides the academic training necessary to apply for licensure as a licensed professional counselor (LPC). Training emphasizes the development of evidence-based assessment of intervention skills. This is a non-thesis program that includes a practicum and internship.

Counseling Psychology, MA Curriculum

Master of Arts, General/Experimental Psychology

The General Experimental Psychology program prepares graduates for advanced study in psychology at the Ph.D. level. Students use this program to enhance their competitive applications for doctoral programs through coursework in experimental design including, group and single-subject methodology, statistical analysis, and semi-independent research. This is a thesis program that requires a research-based thesis.

General/Experimental Psychology, MA Curriculum


Psychology Program Contact

Dr. Cam Melville, Ph.D.
337-475-5462
Farrar Hall 156
melville@mcneese.edu