At A Glance: The Social Division

For full details, please see the division’s website.


Courses

Students must take at least one seminar from three different social psychology faculty members across their tenure in the program.

Pre-Master’s

PSYC 5104 Analysis of Experiments
PSYC 5105 Quantitative Methods in Behavioral Science (Psyc)
PSYC 5701 Experimental Social Psychology
PSYC 5703 Advanced Social Psychology
PSYC 5700 Proseminar in Social Psychology
Additional social seminars
Department breadth courses
* PSYC 5799 Research Team in Social Psychology
* PSYC 5800 Research in Psychology
** GRAD 5950 Master’s Thesis Research
** GRAD 5960 Full-Time Master’s Research

* To be taken each semester

** Can be substituted for PSYC 5800

Post-Master’s

Additional social seminars
Department breadth courses
* PSYC 5799 Research Team in Social Psychology
* PSYC 5800 Research in Psychology
** GRAD 6950 Doctoral Dissertation Research – (S/U)
** GRAD 6960 Full-Time Doctoral Research

* To be taken each semester

** Can be substituted for PSYC 5800

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Degree Milestones

Master’s Defense

  • Study designed in semester 1
  • Data collected and analyzed in semesters 2-3
  • First draft submitted by start of semester 4
  • Public defense and thesis revisions during semester 4

Advancing to PhD Candidacy

  • Division-wide Comprehensive Exam given each spring
  • Students entering with approved MA may elect to take in their first year
  • All students must take by or during their second year

Dissertation

  • Select committee members in third year
  • Submit plan of study in third year
  • Propose dissertation to committee during fourth year
  • Public defense of written dissertation in semesters 8-10

Please also see the full Master’s and PhD requirements list on the website.

The Graduate Student in Psychology Handbook can be referred to for any questions on policies or rules.

Resources

  • Training Grant in Social Processes of AIDS (NIMH)
  • Laboratories
  • Experiment rooms with video monitoring
  • Computer-equipped experiment rooms and cubicles
  • Group interaction rooms
  • Psychophysiological measuring equipment
  • Databases and software
  • Multiple canned and original programs for advanced data analysis
  • Licensed survey- and experiment-designing software
  • Numerous international and national proprietary databases
  • Roper Center public opinion survey repository
  • Measures
  • Original psychological measures developed by our faculty
  • Many in over 20 languages

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 For full details beyond what is listed on this page, please see the division’s website.