Master of Science in Psychological Research

Study the ethics, statistics and methodologies inherent to the field of psychology with the Master of Science in Psychological Research in the College of Liberal Arts at Temple University. This accelerated master’s program is available to psychology majors who are interested in earning both the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and the Psychological Research MS in just five years. Students apply to the program during the spring semester of their junior year.

The highly selective Psychological Research MS provides a research-intensive experience that lays the groundwork for doctoral studies in any psychology discipline. Students immerse themselves in current research across disciplines by attending department colloquiums and lecture series. Advanced coursework provides a combination of new and traditional approaches to data analysis, methodology and theory. 

You'll conduct extensive information analysis in several state-of-the-art labs and facilities focused in research areas such as behaviorial, biological, cognitive and environmental psychology. Explore current psychology research in the College of Liberal Arts.

Through a four-course culminating project, students prepare an extensive literature review and engage in research design, conduct and data analysis, resulting in a publishable paper. 

Program Format & Curriculum

The 32-credit Psychological Research MS must be completed on a full-time basis over four semesters. Classes take place on Temple’s Main Campus.

The program curriculum comprises core courses, research methodology courses, a professional development seminar, topical seminars and a master’s project. The master’s project allows students to participate in and contribute to their advisor’s program of research. Students collaborate with their advisors to develop a research proposal and analysis plan, and they become familiar with the methods, measures and research apparatus utilized in advisors’ labs. All students must complete the master’s project and submit their research for publication and/or presentation at a conference.

Core courses include the following. 

  • Advanced Statistics
  • Directed Research I-IV
  • Ethics and Ethical Conflicts in Psychological Science

Learn more about Psychological Research MS program requirements.

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Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, this Master of Science offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. These tuition costs apply to the 2023–2024 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $1,053.00 per credit
Out-of-state: $1,449.00 per credit

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