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M.S. in Applied Psychology

Clemson University offers a Master of Science degree in applied psychology. The M.S. degree is a two-year program designed for those who would like to work in industry after graduation or to continue with graduate studies.

The Master of Science degree in applied psychology is offered with a concentration in either human factors psychology or industrial and organizational psychology. Both of these programs are designed to provide the student with the requisite theoretical foundations, skills in quantitative techniques and research design, and practical problem-solving skills necessary for either entering the workforce or continuing with his/her scholastic career. A formal thesis and an approved, supervised field internship are required for the M.S. degree. Students complete 45 semester hours, including six semester hours of thesis credit and six semester hours of credit for a field internship. Typically, the internship is completed in the summer between the first and second years of the program.

The human factors program is accredited by the Human Factors and Ergonomic Society (HFES). Applicants to the M.S. program should have an undergraduate degree with a major in psychology or a related field from an accredited college or university. Students with a major other than psychology should have a minimum of 15 semester hours beyond the introductory psychology survey course.