The 4+1 terminal Master's Programs in Psychology provide qualified students earning a baccalaureate degree from Tulane University with graduate training in psychology. Students either may pursue the M.S. in Psychological Science or in Behavioral Health. Thesis and non-thesis options are possible in both programs.
Note: Applications for the 4+1 program are accepted only from students pursuing a baccalaureate degree from Tulane.
Application Deadline: February 1 of Senior Year for Psychological Science and November 1 of Senior Year for Behavioral Health (Note: We are still accepting applications for the 2015-2016 academic year until May 1, 2015)
Our 4+1 programs began in 2002, with a single graduate in 2003. Enrollments have increased steadily over the past four years. For an optimal faculty/student ratio, the department generally restricts total enrollment to 12 students. Our program graduates and career trajectories after the degree are detailed below.
This track provides qualified students earning a baccalaureate degree in Psychology with graduate level training in psychological theories and methods. Students electing to pursue this option have been interested in a broad background in Psychology at the graduate level or in specific areas such as social psychology, developmental psychology, and animal behavior.
The 4+1 terminal Master's program in Behavioral Health provides qualified students earning a baccalaureate degree in Psychology or related fields (e.g., Public Health and Neuroscience) from Tulane University and Xavier University with graduate training in a specialty area of psychology. Behavioral Health is a broad term generally understood to subsume mental health, substance use disorders, and health related behaviors. Students who pursue the M.S. in Behavioral Health apply to one of two tracks: (1) Applied or (2) General. Students either may pursue the M.S. with an empirical thesis, concentrating in depth on a particular area of Behavioral Health, OR students may pursue the M.S. with a broad training base in Behavioral Health without a thesis. Admissions criteria and curricular requirements are detailed below.
Students enrolled in the program pay reduced tuition for their year of study; tuition for the 4+1 MS program is 35% of full time graduate tuition. Students also are responsible for paying the requisite fees to the School of Science and Engineering in a timely fashion. In addition, students should note the school's published deadlines for application for degree, submission of thesis (if applicable), and degree fees. Information regarding commencement ceremonies will be posted when available. In the meantime, commencement weekend dates may be found here.
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