Graduate Program Learning Outcomes
PLO1: Core Knowledge and Critical Thinking
In a specialized area of psychology (Cognitive, Developmental, or Social), graduate students will demonstrate mastery of and the ability to critically evaluate and contribute to theory, research, and methods.
Graduate students will demonstrate skill in educating and mentoring undergraduates from a variety of backgrounds.
Graduate students will show competence at presenting research findings orally and in writing.
PLO4: Independent Research
Graduate students will be able to conduct independent research resulting in an original contribution to knowledge in Cognitive, Developmental, or Social Psychology. Relevant components include: developing an original research question; providing background for research questions in relation to theory and research literature; devising and conducting appropriate methods and dataanalytic techniques to address research questions; writing a manuscript using professional style that describes all aspects of the study; drawing implications from the research for future research, possible applications, and for general audiences; and being able to discuss relevant ethical issues.