The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences brings together high-quality research and outstanding teaching in the disciplines of cultural anthropology, education and child studies, political science, psychology, science and technology studies, as well as in multidisciplinary approaches.
Ontology is let say What is AIDS and epistemology is finding how you find AIDS? So ontology is a topic and epistemology finding how you arrive with the knowledge. Ontology can be positivist or non-positivist, subjective and objective.
Our courses employ a multifaceted approach to behavior that is designed to teach students about how psychology can be used to address the many serious issues facing us today. These issues include, but are not limited to:
A thesis is a research project that you develop, implement, and write up using the format of a standard empirical research study in psychology. It involves a literature review, a statement of hypotheses, use of standardized psychological tests or other measuring instruments, statistical analyses of the data, and writing of your conclusions. The thesis must be written in APA style.
Deciding on a topic for your thesis can be done by researching areas you are interested in at the library. You can make the final decision by approaching those professors with whom you would like to work and finding out if they are interested in working on that topic with you and have the time and expertise to do so.
Students are welcome to apply for admission regardless of their undergraduate major. Those who have fewer than 18 credit hours of undergraduate psychology are required to complete a graduate leveling course that provides training in the foundational areas of psychology.
Thesis or Non-Thesis Option (36 semester credit hours)
Students must complete a minimum of 30 semester credit hours of graduate-level work in psychology and six additional semester credit hours of graduate-level work in psychology or supporting electives.
Applications for the Applied Psychology program will be reviewed beginning on March 1 for fall admissions and October 1 for spring admissions. Applications received by these dates will receive priority and will be processed before registration so new students can register on time for a better selection of classes. After the priority deadlines, applications will be reviewed when they are received and students will be admitted based on space available in the program.
Courses for the remaining 18 (thesis) or 24 (non-thesis) hours in psychology or supporting electives are unspecified, but must be approved by the student’s graduate advisor.
“I find that I’m getting a really good balance of experiences here. I spend a lot of time doing research in the lab, but I also have a TA-ship and I’m supervising an honours student, which is great preparation for a career in academia. On top of that, I’ve had the opportunity to travel a lot. In the last two years, I’ve presented at conferences in Halifax, Chicago, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico.
Other Application Deadlines: Applications for the Applied Psychology program will be reviewed beginning on March 1 for fall admissions and October 1 for spring admissions. Applications received by these dates will receive priority and will be processed before registration so new students can register on time for a better selection of classes. After the priority deadlines, applications will be reviewed when they are received and students will be admitted based on space available in the program. Priority Admission Review:
The Department of Psychology at the University of Mississippi offers programs of study that lead to the Doctor of Philosophy in two separate areas: clinical psychology and experimental psychology. The ordinarily requires a minimum of five years beyond the baccalaureate degree to complete (). The is designed to be completed within four years. This time is devoted to a combination of course work, research, and, for clinical students, practice. Clinical students also spend their final year of training in a full-time clinical internship at a program accredited by the American Psychological Association.
Thesis are due to the psychology department chair at least one week (preferable two) before the graduate school deadline. You will need to make any required changes and, if required, resubmit to the chair for approval before submitting it to the graduate office.
The Clinical Program has been accredited by the since 1974. It is a scientist-practitioner model program that emphasizes an empirical approach to clinical practice. Clinical training is generally conducted with a social learning or cognitive behavioral approach. Specific programs of study in the Experimental Program include behavioral neuroscience, cognitive psychology (including cognitive development), and social psychology. Students are accepted to work in one of these specific areas.