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Director of Graduate Studies:

Alicia Grandey

For information on
The Graduate Program
please contact Sherri Gilliland
(814) 863-1721


Graduate Office
Department of Psychology 
125 Moore Building 
The Pennsylvania State University 
University Park, PA 16802-3106

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Requirements for the Dual Degree


  • 18 credits in psychology area (Clinical, Cognitive, Developmental, I/O, Social)
  • English language requirement
  • 6 credit stats sequence (taken first year)
  • Master's thesis
  • Dissertation
  • Clinical students must also complete Clinical Area graduate requirements

Women's Studies

  • WMNST 501, 507, and one WMNST seminar taught by Women’s Studies core faculty
  • 9 additional credits Women's Studies course work (qualifying seminars in Psychology may also count toward Psychology degree requirements)

Other Requirements

  • At least one member of the MS thesis committee and two of the comprehensive exam and PhD dissertation committee must be a core or affiliate member of the Women's Studies faculty member.
  • Women's Studies faculty members on the doctoral committee will be responsible for administering a comprehensive examination in Women's Studies.
  • Research for the masters thesis and doctoral dissertation must be relevant to Women's Studies.
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