Graduate Certificate in General Psychology

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Program Description

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:

  1. Graduate Application
  2. Application fee
  3. Official transcript from the baccalaureate degree granting institution
  4. A minimum of a 3.2 undergraduate grade point average
  5. Three letters of recommendation
  6. 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 Admissions
Box 2478 SHSU
Huntsville, TX  77341-2478

Inquiries may be directed to:

Diane Stoebner-May, Ph.D.
Coordinator of Psychology Master’s Study
Department of Psychology and Philosophy
Sam Houston State University
Box 2447
Huntsville, TX 77341-2447
Telephone: (936) 294-2424
Email: dxs011@shsu.edu

Information and materials are also available at www.shsu.edu/~psy_www.

Certificate Requirements

Graduate Certificate in General Psychology

Graduate Certificate in General Psychology
Course Name Hours
Specified Courses (18 credit hours)
Choose all from:
PSYC 5332 Advanced Social Psychology 3
PSYC 5336 Advanced Cognitive Psychology 3
PSYC 5360 Advanced Physiological Psychology 3
PSYC 5381 Advanced Learning Theory 3
PSYC 5387 Advanced Statistics 3
PSYC 5397 Advanced Developmental Psychology 3
Total: 18


Psychology (PSYC)

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