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Master of Science in Psychology

Drexel’s Master of Science in Psychology is ideal for students who wish to pursue advanced education in scientific psychology and research methods.

This research-based program allows students to take their first step into graduate education and begin a path toward further educational and career opportunities. The curriculum trains students in a range of research experiences in neurocognitive and behavioral sciences. In addition to required coursework, students must complete a minimum of 8 hours per week of laboratory work with a research mentor. These activities culminate with the successful completion of an empirical thesis.


  • A mentor model in which students are assigned to work one-on-one in a specific faculty member’s lab
  • A customized curriculum focused on training within a variety of specializations including neuropsychology, health psychology, forensic psychology, and applied cognitive and brain sciences
  • A full-time, two-year graduate curriculum in scientific psychology and research methods
  • Completion of an empirical master’s thesis
  • Option for Graduate Assistant experiences

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Students should begin working on the thesis during their first year, developing ideas and examining the existing research literature. The thesis advisor can provide guidance in all areas of developing and writing a thesis and must approve the thesis topic before the student begins significant exploration on the proposed topic. The Research Methods course is designed to help students with the thesis process. Additionally, the Drexel Library provides the additional information on the submission and binding process.

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