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 is offered in both a traditional face-to-face format as well as an online-only format. Our on-campus program is one of twenty-two master’s level programs in the world to hold accreditation from the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI)®. Coursework for both programs have been approved as 5th edition Task List Verified Course Sequences (VCS) for instruction. Our program provides the academic training and supervised fieldwork experience necessary for graduates to apply for national certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)®. Training emphasizes the development of both assessment and intervention skills. We feature a strong research sequence and aim to train scientist-practitioners

Applied Behavior Analysis, MA Curriculum
Program Mission & Outcomes Assessment

Master of Science, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Clinical Mental Health Counseling, MS

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

Master of Science, School Counseling

School Counseling, MS

Psychology Program Contact

Dena Matzenbacher
337-475-5434
Farrar Hall 156
dena@mcneese.edu