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Graduate Students

We currently have over 1200 undergraduate and 105 graduate psychology majors. Many of our undergraduates aspire to graduate work and are admitted to graduate programs throughout the country. In fact, the department was ranked by the National Science Foundation as second in the nation (for schools in its category) in the number of students who went on to complete a Ph.D. program. Other students seek and find jobs in business and human service agencies which utilize their psychological skills. Just as faculty are active in research and service, numerous psychology majors assist in research and co-author papers which they present at conferences.

Our Master’s graduates have also experienced success in Ph.D. programs, stating that they tend to be better prepared for such programs than their classmates. Some of our MA in Psychology, Option in Psychological Research (MAPR) students have opted to accept positions after obtaining their degree, in areas such as Marketing Research. And our MS in Psychology, Option in Industrial/Organizational Psychology (MSIO) graduates have found employment in this growing field.

Students from both our undergraduate and graduate programs have distinguished themselves with departmental and university honors for their scholarship and research. As example, for our undergraduates: in 1996 four of the eleven students selected for Phi Beta Kappa in the College of Liberal Arts were psychology majors; two majors were selected for the honor in 1997; and four in 1999. In 1997, 1998, 2000 and 2001, one of the two outstanding graduates of the College was a psychology major. Also, our Master’s students have frequently been chosen to the CSULB Graduate Dean’s List, including 2011. In 2000, one of our students’ theses was selected as the Best Thesis for CSULB, representing the university in the WAGS (Western Association of Graduate Schools) competition. In 2010, the College of Liberal Arts again selected a Psychology Master’s student’s thesis for Best Thesis.

Master of Arts in Psychology, Option in Psychological Research

The MAPR program currently has 37 full-time and 12 part-time students. You may meet them by clicking here.

Master of Science in Psychology, Option in Industrial/Oranizational Psychology

The MSIO program currently has 14 full-time and 9 part-time students. Current and alumni students may be viewed here.

Master of Science in Psychology, Option in Human Factors

The MSHF program currently has 11 full-time and 6 part-time students. Click here to meet them.

    Psych Day will be held Thursday, April 16, 2015 in the Psychology Building Quad. Festivities include a graduate and volunteer fair, workshops, games and special speakers, beginning at 10:00 am. A buffet lunch will be offered for a small donation from 11:00 until 2:00. The keynote speaker, Dr. Collie Conoley, will present his research on Goal Focused Positive Psychotherapy at 4:00 pm in the Beach Auditorium.

    Flyer announcing the keynote speaker:

    Psychology Undergraduate Advising done by ATLAS

    Please see ATLAS to declare Psychology as a major or minor, get Psychology advising, GE advising, class planning, Timely Graduation help and Grad Checks! ATLAS is located in Ph1 room 104.

    Looking to get Psychology Course Credits for courses from other schools or study abroad Click here for more information

    Psychology Resource Office (PRO) is now open. Click here for hours and more information.

    Upcoming Events

    The Psychology Colloquium series occurs every other Wednesday. Click here for information on time, date and speakers.


    The Psychology Student Study Center hours for Spring 2015 have been posted

    Click here to view our Spring 2015 courses!