Students admitted for the MAPSS-Psychology concentration will receive an additional letter along with their formal offer of admission. MAPSS-Psychology students will complete a minimum of 4 graduate courses listed or cross-listed with the Department of Psychology and will have the opportunity to apply for participation in lab research relevant to their interests and write an MA thesis directed to a psychology readership that contributes to the discipline’s literatures.

Students who secure lab placements work with faculty in the Psychology Department or closely related parts of the University such as Comparative Human Development. Many begin that lab work the summer prior to matriculating into MAPSS.

International students on F-1 or J-1 student visas who complete the Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences (MAPSS) with this concentration may be eligible for employment benefits associated with their respective visa type. The MAPSS–Psychology Concentration is listed as a STEM designated degree by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for the purposes of the STEM OPT extension allowing eligible students to apply. However, approval for STEM OPT is at the discretion of U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services . To learn more visit our Office of International Affairs website.