Master of Science in Psychology

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Program Description

Master of Science in Psychology

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Degrees Available at SIUE

• Master of Science in Clinical-Child & School Psychology

• Master of Arts inClinical-Adult Psychology

• Master of Arts inIndustrial-Organizational Psychology

Clinical-Child and School Psychology at SIUE

The clinical child and school specialization trains students to work in organizations serving children, adolescents and families. Graduates work as clinical child psychologists in community mental health agencies, corrections, hospitals and residential treatment centers. This specialization provides the foundation for entry into the specialist degree program for students intending to be certified as school psychologists.

Career Outlook

The job prospects for students who enroll in and complete the requirements for specialist program in school psychology are excellent. Students in the clinical child track have a srong track record of getting accepted into doctoral programs. Those that decide to conclude their education at the master’s level find employment in a variety of clinical and community agencies.

Admission Requirements

Persons satisfying the requirements for admission to the Graduate School may apply for admission to psychology graduate programs. A separate application form is required and can be obtained from the Department of Psychology or from our website at siue.edu/education/psychology/ graduate/index.shtml. Admission depends on approval by both the Graduate School and the Psychology Department. In addition to other requirements, applicants must submit to the Department of Psychology scores from the verbal, quantitative and writing areas on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

All application materials must be submitted by February 1 for the applicant to be considered for admission for the following Fall semester. Applicants are not admitted for enrollment in the Spring or Summer terms.

Completing an undergraduate major or minor in psychology is the desirable and typical undergraduate preparation for a graduate degree in psychology. Qualified applicants from other academic backgrounds may enter the psychology graduate program provided they have completed the prerequisites. In addition to completing at least one course each in general psychology, experimental psychology, statistics, and psychological tests and measurements, each specialization has additional required courses that must be completed prior to beginning the graduate program.

Application Deadline

SD: Fall only - February 1 for external applicants

July 1 for those already attending SIUE

MA/MS: Fall only – Feb 1

Clinical-Adult Psychology at SIUE

The clinical-adult specialization is intended for students who seek to acquire master’s level training appropriate for clinical work with adult clients. This training often leads to employment in organizations providing clinical psychological services (e.g., community mental health agencies, hospitals, mental health facilities) or continued education in doctoral training programs.

Career Outlook

Many of our graduates enter doctoral programs in clinical psychology, counseling psychology or other fields, either immediately after graduation or after some time in the field. Those who enter the work force immediately after graduation have obtained positions in psychiatric hospitals, research institutions and various types of clinical agencies.

Admission Requirements

Persons satisfying the requirements for admission to the Graduate School may apply for admission to psychology graduate programs. A separate application form is required and can be obtained from the Department of Psychology or from our website at siue.edu/education/psychology/ graduate/index.shtml. Admission depends on approval by both the Graduate School and the Psychology Department. In addition to other requirements, applicants must submit to the Department of Psychology scores from the verbal, quantitative and writing areas on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). All application materials must be submitted by February 1 for the applicant to be considered for admission for the following Fall semester. Applicants are not admitted for enrollment in the Spring or Summer terms. Completing an undergraduate major or minor in psychology is the desirable and typical undergraduate preparation for a graduate degree in psychology. Qualified applicants from other academic backgrounds may enter the psychology graduate program provided they have completed the prerequisites. In addition to completing at least one course each in general psychology, experimental psychology, statistics, and psychological tests and measurements, each specialization has additional required courses that must be completed prior to beginning the graduate program.

Application Deadline

SD: Fall only - Feb. 1 for external applicants, July 1 for those already attending SIUE; MA/MS: Fall only – Feb. 1

Industrial-Organizational Psychology at SIUE

Persons satisfying the requirements for admission to the Graduate School may apply for admission to psychology graduate programs. A separate application form is required and can be obtained from the Department of Psychology or from our website at siue.edu/education/ psychology/graduate/index.shtml. Admission depends on approval by both the Graduate School and the Psychology Department. In addition to other requirements, applicants must submit to the Psychology Department scores from the verbal, quantitative, and writing areas on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

Career Outlook

Most graduates from the program leave with their master’s degree and go to work immediately in a corporate setting, either in a company human resource/personnel department, organizational development/ training department or as an organizational/management consultant. Some students seek and are successful in being admitted to a doctoral-level institution to further their studies.

Admission Requirements

Prospective students must submit applications to the SIUE Graduate School and the Department of Psychology and must submit scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

Individuals satisfying the requirements for admission to the Graduate School may apply for admission to psychology graduate programs. A separate application form is required and can be obtained from the Department of Psychology or it can be accessed from our website.

All application materials must be submitted by February 1 in order for the applicant to be considered for admission for the following fall semester. Applicants are not admitted for enrollment in the spring or summer terms.

Application Deadline

SD: Fall only - Feb 1 for external applicants

July 1 for those already attending SIUE

MA/MS: Fall only – Feb 1

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated September 17, 2015
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Sept. 2016
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9,024 USD
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