Overview of M.A. Program

The Department of Psychology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington offers a program leading to a Master of Arts degree in psychology.  The program has three concentrations, one general and two clinical, with a shared set of program goals and student learning outcomes.  Each concentration emphasizes the scientific methods and principles common to all fields of psychology. All students participate in supervised research, and a thesis is required.

Students in all three concentrations complete a research methods sequence in the first year, a core of coursework in psychology, comprehensive exam, and a thesis. Students enrolled in the Substance Abuse Treatment and Applied Behavior Analysis concentrations complete additional coursework emphasizing clinical and behavior analytic concepts and skills.

Click here for a listing of typical M.A. course sequences.

Click here for a summary of educational and employment placements of recent graduates.

Click here if you are interested in our program but are not a psychology major.

If you would like to know more about graduate study in psychology at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, please see our Graduate Program FAQ page. You can also email or call:

Dr. Christine Hughes
Graduate Coordinator
UNCW Department of Psychology
(910) 962-7795

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