Master of Arts in Psychology [Experimental]

Program Director: Dr. Stephen Schmidt
Jones Hall 206
Graduate Analyst: Anita Hermes

The Department of Psychology  offers the Master of Arts with a major in Psychology and concentrations in Clinical, Experimental, and Industrial/Organizational, Quantitative Psychology.The department also offers a minor at the graduate level.

The concentration in Experimental Psychology's goal is to prepare the student to be a research psychologist. The primary application is entry into a Ph.D. program in psychology. Thus, our program is designed to prepare individuals for entry into doctoral programs in Experimental Psychology and other areas. However, many industries and clinical settings are also interested in students with the analytic and statistical skills of a research psychologist. Within the concentration there are four possible areas of specialization:

  • Cognitive Science
  • Developmental
  • Learning
  • Social/Personality

A broad selection of courses is offered at the master's level including additional courses in other areas of Experimental Psychology. The concentration in Experimental Psychology, a 45-hour program, includes the following for all students:

  • Independent Research
  • Intermediate and Advanced Statistics
  • Individualized Plan of Study
  • Empirical/Research Thesis

Students are strongly encouraged to become involved in research early in the program.

Admission Requirements:

To be admitted to the Master of Arts in Psychology [Experimental] program, a student must submit the following to the College of Graduate Studies:

  • Online application and appropriate application fee
  • Official transcript of all colleges, universities (including business and technical schools). If the transcripts are issued from an international (non-US) institution, a course-by course analysis is required. Original non-US transcripts should be submitted directly to the evaluation service.
  • Official Test Scores of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Additional materials to be submitted to the Psychology department


Submit Application Materials to:

College of Graduate Studies
MTSU Box 42
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Test Codes for Middle Tennessee State University:
INFS - 6ZR-KJ-37
MBA (Full-time) - 6ZR-KJ-25
MBA (Part-time) - 6ZR-KJ-52
GRE 1466
MAT 1751
Praxis 1466
TOEFL 1466