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Psychology

Graduate Programs

Master of Science in Psychology

Option in Human Factors (code PSY_MS04)

Prerequisites

  • 1. An undergraduate major in Psychology or in another field with 24 units of upper division psychology. A minimum grade point average of approximately 3.0 for the last 60 semester units (90 quarter units) and for all PSY units.
  • 2. Take all following courses or their equivalents:
    • PSY 310, 331, 332

Students lacking only PSY 310 may be admitted to the program but must complete the course their first semester in attendance.

Recommended: CECS 174 or any course in computer programming; One of the following psychology courses or their equivalents: PSY 340, 341, 342.

Advancement to Candidacy

Satisfy the general requirements of the university for advancement to candidacy.

Requirements

  • 1. A minimum of 36 units of upper division and graduate work including the following:
    • PSY 511 Statistical Design & Analysis of Experiments (3)
    • PSY 518 Computer Applications in Psychology (3)
    • PSY 527 Human Factors (3)
    • PSY 627 Human Factors' Methods (3)
    • PSY 633 Seminar in Perception and Attention (3)
    • PSY 635 Seminar on Situation Awareness (3)
    • PSY 698 Thesis (1-6)
    • MAE 508 Systems Engineering and Integration (3)
    • CECS 448 User Interface Design (3)
  • Take one of the following:
    • PSY 533 Research in Cognition and Learning (3)
    • PSY 634 Seminar in Cognition (3)
  • Take one course from the following:
    • PSY 512, 544, 696, 697; ENGL 419 or otherwise approved by the program committee.
  • 2. A preliminary oral examination on the thesis proposal and a final oral examination in defense of the completed thesis.