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Loyola University Chicago

Department of Psychology

MA and PhD in Applied Social Psychology

The Social Psychology Ph.D. Track

Students admitted to the social psychology Ph.D. training track are normally expected to carry at least three courses in both the fall and spring semesters. Those on assistantships are restricted to three courses per regular semester and normally register for one course during the summer term. The student must meet all of the requirements listed below in order to receive their degree:

Students must complete a minimum of 60 semester hours and must maintain a GPA of not less than 3.0. Transfer credit (advanced standing) for graduate courses taken at other universities may be earned with the approval of the Program Director, Department Chairperson and Dean of the Graduate School. Transfer credits cannot exceed 30 semester hours. Approval of transfer credit must be obtained during the student's first semester at Loyola. Required course areas include:

For more information on the doctoral candidacy exam, the dissertation process, or internships, please see the handbook‌.

Terminal Masters Program

The terminal master's program is designed primarily to prepare people for careers as research specialist. Such individuals usually work under the direction of a Ph.D. level supervisor in government agencies, market research firms, research centers, personnel departments and so forth.

To obtain a terminal Master's Degree in Applied Social Psychology, the student must complete a Masters Thesis and 30 credit hours. Students in the terminal Master's program must take the following courses:

For more information on the MA program, please download the handbook‌.


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