Master of Science in Research Psychology and Data Analytics

The Master of Science in Research Psychology and Data Analytics program comprises a scientist-practitioner thesis model with a rigorous 36-unit curriculum completed over a one-year academic calendar. The program features lectures, seminars, and hands-on research labs that incorporate SAS-JMP certification content, and prepares students for completing an M.S. thesis. Courses incorporate hands-on application of data analytics required by SAS to demonstrate proficiency in skills that apply data analytical and research concepts to real-world business problems using real-world data as supported by SAS industry standards. A faculty advisor works closely with students to provide guidance on completing the thesis and SAS-JMP coursework, applying to doctoral programs (writing personal statements and obtaining recommendation letters), and pursuing jobs. In addition, students have the opportunity to participate in professional events, including academic conferences and career fairs.

Coursework Schedule

Fall (13 units): Thesis Seminar (3), Experimental Research Methods (3), Non-Experimental Research Methods (3), Statistical Modeling (3), Statistics Lab (1)

Spring (14 units): Thesis Seminar (3), Psychometrics: Assessment and Measurement (3), Statistics Lab (1), Theory, Research, and Practice in Psychology (3), Applied Statistical Methodologies (3), Statistics Lab (1)

Summer I (6 units): Thesis Seminar (3), Seminar in Ethical, Professional, Faith, and Diversity Issues (3)

Summer II (3 units): Thesis Seminar (3)

Course List

Core Courses
PSYC 501Theory, Research and Practice in Psychology3
PSYC 511Experimental Research Methods 3
PSYC 512Non-Experimental Research Methods3
PSYC 513Psychometrics: Assessment and Measurement3
PSYC 513LStatistics Lab I1
PSYC 514Statistical Modeling3
PSYC 514LStatistics Lab II1
PSYC 515Applied Statistical Methodologies3
PSYC 515LStatistics Lab III1
PSYC 522 Seminar in Ethical, Professional, and Diversity Issues3
Thesis Seminar (taken for a total of 12 units)
Total Units36

Upon satisfactory completion of the program, including coursework and thesis defense, students earn an M.S. in Research Psychology and Data Analytics along with a SAS-JMP Certificate in Data Analytics. Learn more about the SAS-JMP Joint Certificate program at