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The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Department of Psychology

Charlotte, NC

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Overview

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte / Department of Psychology is located in Charlotte, NC, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Psychology
Master of Arts (MA) Industrial/organizational psychology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Health psychology General; community; clinical; interdisciplinary
(Graduate Certificate) Cognitive science

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 31
Doctoral Degrees 5
Other Advanced Degrees 3

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE, GMAT, MAT
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE and/or GMAT (Org. Science)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

164
Applied
24
Accepted
14
Enrolled
15%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE, GMAT, MAT
Master's Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree; statement of purpose addressing motivation for degree, preparation for graduate studies and impact of the degree; 2 letters of recommendation; (MA, Psychology) minimum 3.0 GPA in psychology courses; 18 credit hours of undergraduate psychology courses, undergraduate course in statistics
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE and/or GMAT (Org. Science)
Doctoral Degree Requirements At least 18 hours of coursework in psychology including introductory psychology and research methods, undergraduate course in statistics, transcripts of all academic work attempted since high school including evidence of the completion of a bachelor's degree, at least three references, personal statement, resume or curriculum vitae
Additional Entrance Requirements Enrolled and in good standing in a graduate degree program at UNC Charlotte, or have minimum GPA of 3.0 for undergraduate courses

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 557
TOEFL IBT score: 83
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

74
Total Graduate Students
2%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.05%
Black or African American 8.11%
White or Caucasian 72%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 5.41%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 6.76%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (20%)
Female (79%)

Faculty

31
Total faculty
Full-time - 29
Part-time - 2
Male (10)
Female (21)

Research

Focus of faculty research: How organizations can best hire and develop employees; how people's intentions of others affect their relationships; cognition and behavior in children and adults with sleep disorders; evaluation research to guide system change, program refinement, service delivery and policy (children and families); worker health, safety and well-being
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
353,894

Location & Contact

Address 9201 University City Boulevard
Charlotte, NC  28223-0001
United States
Contact Dr. Eric Heggestad
Chair & Associate Professor
Email: edhegges@uncc.edu
Phone: 704-687-1338

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