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

  • Research and evaluate sources of knowledge, theory, and best professional practices within child development.
  • Critically analyze and evaluate the scientific and practical merit of research and literature pertaining to child and adolescent development.
  • Effectively communicate knowledge, theory, and best professional practices within child and adolescent development.
  • Apply ethical and best professional practice principles to the provision of services and programs for children, adolescents, and their families.
  • Recognize, value, and respect cultural and ethnic diversity among children, adolescents, and their families.

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