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The Psychology department offers a program of graduate study leading to the M.A. degree in Psychology. We offer two tracks:
- Applied Behavior Analysis (BCBA-approved course sequence or doctoral preparation)
- Doctoral Preparation (Clinical/Counseling, Behavioral, Developmental, Social or Cognitive)
With either track, students can expect:
- Extensive experience with behavioral and assessment techniques.
- Wide variety of applied experience in a number of different settings.
- Intensive involvement in designing, conducting and evaluating research.
- Coursework in theoretical and research foundations of behavior analysis and cognitive behavioral therapy.
- Commitment to the development of student potential by active, supportive and involved faculty.
Preparation for Career and Doctoral Program Success
Our Masters program prepares students for:
- Positions that provide services to mentally and/or developmentally disabled populations.
- Positions in business settings.
- Positions in health care delivery systems involving the application of psychological knowledge to the treatment of physical diseases.
- Doctoral work in psychology for students who wish to study beyond the master's degree.
Visiting Scholars Program
Visiting Scholar Dr. Greg Hanley of Western New England College (center) with Dr. Matthew Normand and Holly White
A few times each year, the Psychology Department hosts a distinguished scholar in the field of behavioral psychology for a several-day visit. The Visiting Scholars program exposes students and faculty to other experts in the field and sparks new ideas for teaching, clinical practice and research. The program also creates a conduit between Pacific and the visiting scholar's institution that can provide advantages for students considering doctoral programs.
Learn more about the Visiting Scholars Program.