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. Gain research-intensive experience that helps you build a competitive edge in the workforce and lays the groundwork for doctoral studies in any psychology discipline. 

Students immerse themselves in current field research by attending department colloquiums and lecture series. Advanced coursework provides a combination of new and traditional approaches to data analysis and literature reviews. 

As a Psychological Research MS student, you will conduct extensive information analysis in several state-of-the-art labs and research facilities in areas such as behavioral, biological, cognitive and environmental. Learn more about psychology research in the College of Liberal Arts.

Through a four-course culminating project, students undergo extensive planning and research resulting in a board-reviewed, publishable paper.

Program Format & Curriculum

Students have two years to satisfy their requirements for the Psychological Research MS program, which must be completed on a full-time basis. Classes take place on Temple’s Main Campus.

The 32-credit curriculum comprises core courses, research methodology courses, a professional development seminar and a master’s project. 

The master’s project provides opportunities for students to participate in and contribute to the advisor’s program of research. Students work with their advisors to develop a research proposal and analysis plan for the master’s project, becoming familiar with the methods, measures and apparatus in the advisor’s lab. All students complete the project and submit their research for publication and/or presentation at a conference.

Core courses include the following. 

  • Advanced Statistics
  • Ethics and Ethical Conflicts in Psychological Science
  • Teaching of Psychology

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 2019–2020 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $942.00 per credit
Out-of-state: $1,297.00 per credit

Learn more about our tuition and fees.


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