Social psychology courses range from statistics, research methods, and practical skills training. Students are exposed to a wide range of areas and contexts in which social psychologists operate including: cultural diversity, violence against women, education, promotion and maintenance of health, improvement of health care delivery, program evaluation, organizational development, and leadership development.
Master’s and PhD
Students who plan to do both the MA and PhD complete doctoral level courses while completing their MA. Internal application to the PhD program after completion of our MA program requirements is straightforward and streamlined. Students entering the PhD program with an MA/MSc which is not in applied social psychology will normally be required to complete some MA level applied social requirements (e.g., core courses in applied social psychology and the practicum). Contact the Coordinator of the Applied Social Psychology graduate program for more information (see the Contacts & Faculty page).
Practicum & Internship
Students also complete a MA level practicum (100 hours) and a PhD level internship(1,000 hours) in a field setting such as a business organization, community organization, school/college, or government agency.