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M.A. in Psychology

What Every Graduate Student Should Know

 

 

 

     

 

 
The Master's Program


The program of study leading to a master's degree is basically general in character and does not involve specialization in any field of psychology. The student, however, may opt to take many of his/her courses in a particular area of interest, also known as the area of concentration. The M.A. program is research-oriented and may be pursued either as a terminal degree or as preparation for the Ph.D. degree.

The first year of training for the master's degree typically involves taking courses on the concepts and methods used in psychology. At the end of this phase, the student is required to sit for a comprehensive exam on these concepts and methods. The program culminates in an independent research work for the master's thesis requirement.


 
 
       
   
Master of Arts in Psychology
 
Course Title # of Units
   
A. Prerequisite Requirements * up to 19
Psych 207 (Basic Course in Psychological Statistics)
Psych 208 (Introduction to Psychological Research Methods)
Psych 209 (Psychological Measurement)
Other undergraduate psychology course that may be required
(depending on areas of 3 to 9 interest/concentration)
3
3
4
(3-9)
 
   
B. Concepts and Methods Core Courses 12
Psych 206 (Development of Psychological Thought)
Psych 210 (Experimental Design)
Psych 212 (Multivariate Statistical Methods)
Psych 220 (Research Methodology: Issues & Problems)
3
3
3
3
   
C. Area(s) of Interests ** at least 18
   
D. Masterís Thesis 6
   
Total number of units 36

*These courses must be taken by entering graduate students who did not receive their undergraduate training at the UP Department of Psychology-Diliman. Note that total number of units does not include these prerequisite requirements.

**
These courses may be taken all in one area (i.e., Clinical, Developmental, Experimental, Industrial-Organizational, Personality, Philippine Psychology, Social) and will be referred to as oneís area of concentration. However, the student may also opt to follow a more general tract and select courses of interest from a variety of areas in Psychology. If a student follows the second path, he/she has a further option to take cognate courses (not to exceed 6 units) from a Psychology related area. Selection of all courses in this section must be discussed with and decided with oneís program adviser.
 

 

 
       
   
Master of Arts in Social Psychology

(With Concentration in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, as of February 1993)

Course Title # of Units
   
A. Undergraduate Prerequisite 22
Psych 101 (General Psychology)
Psych 110 (Basic Statistics) (or Psychology 207)
Psych 115 (Experimental Psychology)
Psych 118 (Field Methods) (or Psychology 208)
Psych 162 (Psychological Measurement) (or Psych 209)
3
5
5
5
4
   
B. Departmental Core Courses 12
Psych 206 (Development of Psychological Thought)
Psych 210 (Experimental Design)
Psych 212 (Quantitative Methods)
Psych 220 (Research Methodology: Issues & Problems)
3
3
3
3
   
C. Core Area Course Industrial-Organizational Psychology 12
Psych 224 (Industrial-Organizational Psychology)
Psych 283 (Group Processes/Theories of Group Behavior)
Psych 225 (Human Resources Management and Development Systems)
Psych 226 (Organizational Assessment and Development)
3
3
3
3
   
D. Related Area Courses (Optional) at least 6
Psych 122 (Special Topics in I/O Psych)
 
- Recruitment, Selection, Placement
- Communication in Organizations
- Training Technology
- Career Planning, Management and Development
- Conflict Management
- Consumer Behavior
 
   
E. Practicum 6
   
F. Psych 300 6
   
Total number of units 42 *

*Does not include undergraduate prerequisites

 

 

 

 

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