Tuskegee University to Add Master’s Degree Program in Psychology

Beginning in the fall 2020 semester, Tuskegee University, the historically Black educational institution in Alabama, will begin offering a new master’s degree in general psychology. Based in the university’s department of psychology and sociology, the 36-hour program will prepare students to develop foundational knowledge in psychological theory, along with applied critical-thinking and research skills.

The program blends biological and social bases for applied behavior analysis with the process of human development, the history and impact psychology has had on today’s culture, and the role of ethics and diversity training in the field. The program will include 12 hours of core course study, 15 hours of electives, and a one- to three-hour internship experience. The degree program has both thesis and non-thesis options.

“Tuskegee’s new general psychology master’s degree is ideal for anyone who aspires to broaden his or her career opportunities in education, human services, counseling, and allied health,” said Vivian Carter, who is directing the master’s program as department chair. “We want to help our students advance their understanding and use of psychological applications in their chosen fields.”

Dr. Carter joined the Tuskegee faculty in 1998. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma. She earned a master’s degree in human relations and a Ph.D. in sociology and human relations at the University of Oklahoma.

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