Degree Outcomes MS in Psychology

MS in Psychology

What You'll Learn

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Your Degree Outcomes

This degree is aligned with external professional standards to help you obtain the relevant expertise to advance your career. Becoming proficient in these outcomes will allow you to meet the demands of your field.

By the successful completion of your degree program, you will have gained the following skills and knowledge:

Program Outcomes

  • Apply ethical principles and standards of psychology to academic and professional activities.
  • Apply theoretical and research findings from the discipline of psychology to professional and academic activities.
  • Communicate psychological concepts effectively using the professional standards of the discipline.
  • Determine the scientific merit of professional literature.
  • Embrace, respect, and respond to individual differences and diversity in the practice of psychology.

Specialization Outcomes

  • Apply ethical and professional conduct principles and standards of psychology and the behavior analytic field
  • Communicate concepts and principles of behavior analysis, including definitions and characteristics, using the professional standards of applied behavior analysis
  • Apply techniques of behavioral measurement, including data analysis, in order to display and interpret behavioral data as it applies to the behavior analytic field
  • Apply research-based theories and findings from the applied behavior analysis field to the experimental evaluation of interventions and treatment designs
  • Apply behavioral assessment methods for the consideration and selection of intervention outcomes and strategies in relation to the behavior analytic field
  • Implement principles of applied behavior analysis techniques for modifying behavior, and for developing and monitoring systems support for behavior change
  • Explain the etiology, characteristics, diagnosis, assessment, and treatments of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Pervasive Developmental Disorder

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