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MA in Psychology Program Learning Outcomes

GSEP is committed to a learner-centered approach in the programs we offer. Each program has a set of objectives that a student graduating from the program is expected to achieve. The knowledge and skills taught in the program might be introduced in some courses. In other courses, students are asked to apply knowledge by practicing skills and demonstrating their abilities. Within the program, the values and dispositional attributes important for individuals entering the profession are emphasized.

Graduates of the MA in Psychology program will be expected to achieve the following objectives:

  • PLO 1 : Students will demonstrate basic competency in applied psychology and counseling theories
  • PLO 2: Students will integrate knowledge of how various cultures, dimensions of diversity and social stress impact both clinical work and mental health/recovery.
  • PLO 3: Students will apply interpersonal communication and presentation skills which are related to high-integrity and effective practice.
  • PLO 4 : Students will evaluate relevant research by (a) illustrating critical thinking and (b) producing scientific writing.