GRE Scores are not required and will not be accepted for Fall 2021 Applications
What is Psychological Science? (Formerly the General Experimental Psychology Program)
What can I do with a Psychological Science degree?
Our graduate students have also gone on to employment at California State University, Dominguez Hills, California State University, Northridge, California State University, San Bernadino, Kansas State University, Moorpark College, Nova Southeastern University, University of Pittsburgh, Rand, Loyola Marymount, University of Florida, and University of Southern California
What do I need to apply to the Psychological Science Program?
Non-psychology majors who would otherwise be acceptable to our program are urged to qualify themselves for admission by completing the requirements in our Graduate Handbook. Applicants whose background differs from that of the typical applicant to our program should consider having two of the required three letters of recommendation provided by faculty members from whom they took upper division courses in psychology.
How do I apply to the Psychological Science Program?Please note that it is a CSUN Graduate Studies policy that you can only apply to 1 graduate program. Therefore, you cannot apply to both the Psychological Science and Clinical MA program.
- Please provide a brief synopsis of all your research experiences including coursework, work with professors, work with peers, and independent research. What was the purpose of the research? What type of training did you receive? What skills did you acquire? Please provide a complete reference (Title, Author(s), Conference, Date(s), etc.) for all papers or conference presentations.
- Please provide a brief description of your research interests.
- In reference to each of the faculty that you selected as potential research mentors, briefly describe why you want to work with him/her and indicate how you think you can contribute to his/her research
- Please describe your long-term educational and career goals.
Applications are due: February 1st
For More Information:
- Contact the program co-directors: Dr. Drew and Dr. Berzenski
- Read the application checklist
- If you have further questions, contact the Psychology Department.
What is expected for the M.A.?
- The program requirements can be found online in the University Catalog
Our faculty have earned doctoral and graduate degrees (i.e., M.A., M.S., M.Ed., J.D.) from California State University-Long Beach, California State University-Northridge, Florida International University, Northwestern, Oklahoma State University, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, University of California-Davis, University of California-Irvine, University of California-Los Angeles, University of California-Santa Barbara, University of California-Santa Cruz, University of California-Riverside University of Colorado-Boulder, University of Illinois-Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Chicago, State University of New York at Buffalo and University of Nebraska. You can view a current list of faculty research interests
Alyssa Arentoft (*not accepting graduate students for fall 2021)
Sara Berzenski (Program Director)
Stefanie Drew (Program Director)
Sun-Mee Kang (*not accepting graduate students for fall 2021)
Justin Kantner (*not accepting graduate students for fall 2021)
Scott Plunkett (*not accepting graduate students for fall 2020)
Holli Tonyan (*not accepting graduate students 2022-2025)