Accelerated Program

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Accelerate CCSU

Have you considered getting your master's degree in psychology? The Department of Psychological Science is pleased to announce a new program - Accelerate CCSU, where you can earn both your BA and MA in 5 years. Here are the details:

  • Requirement Type
    • Five Year Accelerated Program in Psychological Science
  • Requirement Narrative
    • Eligible students can apply for admission to the Five Year Accelerated B.A./M.A. in the Spring of their third year of full-time study. Selected students will be able to complete a B.A. in Psychological Science and a M.A. in Psychology in 5 years. For accepted students, three graduate courses will double-count as three undergraduate Psychological Science elective courses. Students apply in the Spring of their third year of full-time study and must meet the requirements specified below:
      • Completed 83 earned credit hours by the end of the Fall semester of their third year of full-time study. At least 30 credits must have been earned at CCSU.
      • Completed PSY 301 and 302 (research methods) with at least a B.
      • Have at least a 3.3 cumulative grade point average.
      • Have at least a 3.0 grade point average in Psychological Science courses.
    • How to apply: Students will submit a personal statement*, and one recommendation letter from a CCSU Psychology professor to https://www.ccsu.edu/psychology/graduate/applyMA.html.

      The deadline for your application has been extended to August 1st.

    • Note: After acceptance, students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.

*The personal statement should present the applicants professional goals, any specific experiences that helped prepare applicants for the MA psychology program, such as relevant employment, research or training, internships, etc.

List of requirements can be found here

 

Sample Sequence of Course

Study 1 3 classes
Study 2 3 classes
Study 3 2 classes
Study 4 7 credits – 2 sciences and 1 lab
Skill 1 2 classes
Skill 2 2 classes
Skill 3 2 classes or foreign language waived
Skill 4 1 class

Average minor 18 credits
45 without foreign language
48-51 with foreign language

Assumptions: No skill 3 requirements
Assumption minor is 18 credits
Assuming 63 credits for gen ed + minor

Semester 1

PSY 112 (3)
PSY 113 (1)
MATH 099/MATH 102 or STAT 215 (3)
PE 144 (2)
WRT 110 (3)
Minor and/or General Education/Skill Area Course (3)

15 credits

Semester 2

PSY 136 (3)
MATH 102 or STAT 215 or STAT 216 (3)
Minor and/or General Education/Skill Area Course (3)
Minor and/or General Education/Skill Area Course (3)
Minor and/or General Education/Skill Area Course (3)
PSY 200 or 281 (3)
18 credits

Semester 3

STAT 215 or STAT 216 (3)
PSY 330 (3)
PSY 301 (4)
Minor and/or General Education/Skill Area Course (3)
Minor and/or General Education/Skill Area Course (3)
16 credits

Semester 4

PSY 302 (4)
PSY 371 or 372 (3)
Minor and/or General Education/Skill Area Course (3)
Minor and/or General Education/Skill Area Course (3)
Minor and/or General Education/Skill Area Course (3)
16 credits

Semester 5

PSY 420 or 430 (3)
PSY 441 or 450 (3)
Minor and/or General Education/Skill Area Course (3)
Minor and/or General Education/Skill Area Course (3)
Minor and/or General Education/Skill Area Course (3)
Minor and/or General Education/Skill Area Course (3)
18 credits

Semester 6

PSY 490 (3)
PSY elective (3)
Minor and/or General Education/Skill Area Course (3)
Minor and/or General Education/Skill Area Course (3)
Minor and/or General Education/Skill Area Course (3)
Minor and/or General Education/Skill Area Course (3)
18 credits
Total 101 credits

 

Accelerated Central

Semester 7 Senior (Graduate Year)

General Health Community
Undergraduate Courses (6)
PSY 501 (1) 
PSY 596 (4) 
PSY 512 (3)*
PSY 541 (3)*
PSY 550 (3)*

14 credits (8 grad) 

 

Semester 8 (Senior/Graduate Year)

General Health Community
Undergraduate Courses (6) 
PSY 597 (4) 
Directed Grad Elec (3)*
PSY 542 (3)*
PSY 551 (3)*
Directed Grad Elec (3)*
PSY 543 (3)*
Directed Grad Elec (3)*
16 credits (10 grad) 

Semester 9 (Graduate Year)

General Health Community
Directed Grad Elec. (3)
PSY 547 (3)
PSY 553 (3)
Directed Grad Elec (3)
PSY 591 (3) PSY 520 (3)
PSY 595 (3)
Grad Elective (3)
12 credits

Semester 10

PSY 599 (3)
Directed Grad Elec (3) 
Directed Grad Elec (3)

9 credits 

* double count for psychology elective

 

For more information, please contact Dr. Carolyn Fallahi, Chair Department of Psychological Science, CCSU, at fallahic@ccsu.edu

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