Theoretical Psychology Sequence
The Theoretical Sequence in Psychology is designed to provide students with a strong theoretical background in the traditional areas of psychology.
The program also seeks to engender sensitivity to cultural and individual differences. Students with this sequence will be well-prepared to pursue advanced graduate studies in psychology (the Ph.D. or Psy.D. degrees). They may also be employed in research units in business or social services.
There are limited teaching opportunities for persons with a master’s degree in general psychology. Such teaching opportunities are usually at the junior or community college level and are often part-time positions. With the addition of a teaching certificate from another institution or program, those with an M.A. in Psychology – Theoretical may be eligible to teach in a high school.
Students should be aware that the M.A. in Psychology (Theoretical Sequence) is not an applied degree.