|Clinical Program||Consumer/Industrial Research Program|
|Diversity Management Program||Experimental Research Program|
|School Psychology Program||Doctor of Philosophy in Adult Development and Aging|
The Clinical specialization at Cleveland State is what is referred to as a terminal Master’s degree program because the department does not currently offer a doctoral degree program. Upon receipt of the Master's degree in Psychology, Clinical Specialization, graduates may apply to doctoral programs at other institutions. Graduates may also elect to work as a psychology assistant under the supervision of a doctoral-level, licensed psychologist. Psychology assistants may work in hospital, forensic or clinical settings and engage in assessment, treatment, or research activities.
For more information about this program, visit the Clinical Program website.
The graduate specialization in Consumer-Industrial Research (CIRP), which leads to the degree of Master of Arts in Psychology, prepares students to apply psychological concepts and research techniques in business and institutional settings. It combines advanced quantitative research with hands-on experience involving problems and issues encountered in industrial and service organizations.
The program is designed to be completed in two years, culminating with a Master's thesis. To ensure that the program is geared to one's strengths and interests, a close working relationship is encouraged between each student and a specific faculty member. Additionally, it is expected that all students will have the opportunity to participate in actual research projects, often in conjunction with faculty. This practical experience, whatever the form, occurs primarily after completion of the first year.
For more information about this program, visit the Program website.
The Diversity Management Program (DMP) offers students the opportunity to integrate cutting-edge diversity knowledge with skill-focused applications in an environment that fosters courageous conversations and safe experimentation. Graduates attain the knowledge, skills and abilities to live exciting and dynamic lives and to have a positive impact on the workplaces of the 21st century global economy.
Designed for professionals and people who want to work in the field of diversity, either as scholars or as practitioners, the Diversity Management Program is an opportunity to develop the leadership skills and cultural competence necessary to work effectively in today’s organizations. Graduates of this distinctive Masters’ in Psychology increase their ability to foster organizational excellence by learning how to lead diverse people in a complex global environment.
For more information about this program, visit the Diversity Management Program website.
The goal of the Experimental Research specialization in Psychology is for students to develop skills in research design and analysis, broad knowledge of substantive areas of psychological research, and expertise in one research area. The program consists of both required and elective courses and an individual research experience that culminates in completing a master’s thesis.
For more information about this program, visit the Experimental Research Program website.
The School Psychology program at Cleveland State University promotes the welfare of children and their families by preparing school psychologists who possess knowledge, skills, and values supporting their role as problem-solvers in schools and other educational settings. As an urban university, CSU is committed to meeting the needs of an increasingly diverse population – both the students enrolled in university educational programs and the clients whose needs will be served by our graduates.
For more information about this program, visit the School Psychology Program website.