The General Psychology certificate includes advanced psychology courses and is designed primarily for students who currently teach or wish to teach psychology in either the public schools or in the community college system. The certificate is also designed for individuals who wish to expand their capabilities and/or marketability. This certificate focuses primarily on the experimental core areas of psychology such as learning, cognition, physiology, neuropsychopharmacology, and developmental.
Requirements for admission include:
- Graduate Studies Application with the application fee;
- official transcript from the baccalaureate degree granting institution;
- a minimum of a 3.2 undergraduate grade point average;
- three letters of recommendation; and
- a statement of personal interests and goals.
We strongly recommend that applicants have at least 9 hours of undergraduate coursework in Psychology. Ordinarily, the most useful letters of recommendation come from university faculty who are able to describe the applicant’s potential for success in graduate study. The Department does not use a recommendation form but rather asks referees to send letters on their own letterhead. Please submit all documents to:
Office of Graduate Studies
Box 2478 SHSU
Huntsville, TX 77341-2478
Inquiries may be directed to:
Jeffrey S. Anastasi, Ph.D.
Coordinator of PSY Master’s Study
Department of Psychology and Philosophy
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX 77341-2447
Telephone: (936) 294-3049
Information and materials are also available at www.shsu.edu/~psy_www.
Plan 1 - Graduate Certificate in General Psychology
|Choose all from:
PSY 532 <PSYC 5332> Advanced Social Psychology
PSY 536 <PSYC 5336> Advanced Cognitive Psychology
PSY 560 <PSYC 5360> Advanced Physiological Psychology
PSY 581 <PSYC 5381> Advanced Learning Theory
PSY 587 <PSYC 5387> Advanced Statistics
PSY 597 <PSYC 5397> Advanced Developmental Psychology