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Goals and Objectives

The Department of Psychology's program goals and learning objectives for graduate education include:

  • Develop knowledge and skills of a professional research psychologist
    • Formulate research hypotheses, design empirical studies to test hypotheses, and carry out data collection
  • Develop knowledge and skills for teaching at a college or university
    • Prepare and present material for course lecture and discussion
  • Develop knowledge and skills required to engage in practice or research in a specific area within psychology
    • Describe and explain major theoretical positions and empirical findings in subfields of psychology