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Degrees Offered: Master of Arts in Psychology

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Master of Arts in Psychology

Program Structure

Get the experience and education you need to pursue a Ph.D. in psychology or to work at the master's level in a related field. With Marietta's Master of Arts in Psychology (M.A.P), you'll get a strong graduate-level foundation in general psychology while doing advanced work in specific areas of psychology such as clinical, cognitive, social, industrial/ organizational or developmental psychology.

The program consists of thirty-six (36) hours of courses composed of a twenty-four (24) hour core of academically oriented graduate courses in psychology, six hours of practicum electives related to a professional experience in psychology, six hours of empirical thesis research, including a successful thesis defense to a thesis committee. The program is designed for successful completion in two academic years, however some students may take additional time to complete their thesis.

Special Features
Five-year B.A./M.A. Program for Undergraduate Students

The M.A.P. program is a two-year program. Additionally, a five-year combined Bachelor/Master of Arts (B.A./M.A. Program) degree is offered to undergraduate students enrolled at Marietta College. This option gives you the opportunity to complete both a Bachelors Degree and a Masters Degree at Marietta College in five years. As a student in the program, you'll be able to take graduate level courses during your senior undergraduate year and complete the graduate requirements during a fifth year in residence.


  • Statistics
  • Research Design and Methods
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Seminar in Social Psychology
  • Psychopathology
  • Practicum in the Teaching of Psychology
  • Practicum in Directed Research
  • Practicum in Applied Psychology
  • Seminar in Learning and Behavior
  • Attachment and Family Relations
  • Selected Topics in Psychology
  • Thesis I
  • Thesis II

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Internships & Practica

Practicum experiences will give you a range of opportunities and experiences to apply what you're learning to your areas of interest. You can work with professors in all aspects of undergraduate teaching. You can pursue your own research or assist in a faculty member's research. Or you can get supervised experience in the professional world in an applied setting such as a mental health treatment center, children services, legal aid office, or student development/residence life.

Program Training & Facilities

Human Research Laboratory with video recording equipment, observational windows, and computers with specialized research and statistical software.

  • Department computer lab for both instructional and research use.
  • Supervised internship providing educational and psychological services to children and families.
  • Unique course and training experience in the teaching of psychology.
  • Small graduate classes, and close mentoring relationships between students and faculty advisors.
  • Designated graduate student offices and student lounge/study area.
  • Experienced and qualified full-time faculty with exceptional professional research and credentials teach all courses.
  • Each student works with an individual advisor who guides the student through the curriculum and supervises the student's thesis preparation.

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Admission to the M.A.P. Program

Admission to the graduate program is competitive and selective. Applicants are required to have completed either a bachelor's degree with a major or minor in psychology from an accredited college or university or to have completed a minimum of 12 undergraduate credit hours in psychology. You are also expected to have completed the following courses: Introductory Psychology, Statistics, and Research Methods.

You must also have an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and a GPA of 3.0 in psychology. Exceptions to these requirements may be made on a case-by-case basis; please contact the Director of the MAP Program for more information. Usually, students will be accepted in the spring for fall admission.

To apply for admission to the M.A.P. Program, you must submit the following by March 1:

  1. A completed graduate admissions application.
  2. Official transcripts of all college-level work
  3. Official test scores from the Graduate Record Examination (general test only) Reporting code is 1444.
  4. A one-page essay describing your interests and personal goals for your graduate education in psychology
  5. Two written letters of recommendation attesting to your capacity to complete graduate level work
  6. A non-refundable $25 graduate application fee

Applications are available from:

The Office of Admissions
Marietta College
215 Fifth Street
Marietta, Ohio 45750

Completed application material should be returned to the Office of Admissions.

Marietta College's Master of Arts in Psychology program (MAP) offers several funded Graduate Assistantship positions each academic year. Graduate assistants work a maximum of 15 hours each week in the psychology department and receive a paid stipend each academic year. Graduate Assistant positions also provide students with professional training and experience valued by both doctoral programs and employers. Download the Graduate Assistantship-Stipend Application (PDF) for more information.

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  • Cost per Credit Hour: $750
  • Students in the graduate degree programs at Marietta College are eligible to apply for federal student loans through the Federal Stafford Loan program. All students are also encouraged to explore any private sources of funding available through employers and civic organizations.
  • Graduate students should not apply for financial aid until they have been accepted into the graduate degree program of their choice. To apply to the Federal Stafford Loan program, students must complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form. You will receive this form in the mail once you are accepted into your graduate program.

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  • Contact the office of Admissions with questions about tution, fees, finacial aid, and acceptance status.
  • Contact MAP Program Director with questions about courses, course schedules and program requirements. (Dr. Chris Klein, (740) - 376 - 4795, clk002@marietta.edu).