Department of Psychology

10 Reasons to Choose Us

 

PSM

The MAS HFUT program at MWSU is officially designated as a PSM (Professional Science Masters) program.

DESIGNED FOR BUSINESS

The curriculum was developed in consultation with area business, and the program maintains a business advisory board to ensure that we are meeting the demands of employers. That means you will have a degree that employers want - not a degree that academics want.

APPLIED

Missouri Western has been designated by the Missouri State Legislature as Missouri's official applied learning institution. That means that every program, every department, every faculty member, and every staff member are dedicated to giving students real world experiences they can bring to work.

AFFORDABLE

Tuition at MWSU is third lowest in the state of Missouri, and some of the lowest in the country. That means you will be able to graduate with less debt and have fewer financial stresses while a student.

FACULTY

The graduate faculty in the Psychology Department at Missouri Western are all experts in their areas and have national reputations for excellence in their work with students. The students are the most important part of the program, and the faculty work WITH you to help you reach your goals. Students are not slave-labor like many graduate programs. Rather, you are true collaborators.

DEMONSTRATED EXCELLENCE

In just a few short years the students in this program have a long list of successes. This includes achievements such as 100% employment in the field and being selected as one of only 12 teams for the ACM CHI Student Design Competition two years in a row - the only program in the world to be represented both years. More information is available on the Achievements Page.

BE PART OF A TEAM

At MWSU students are part of a team. A team with other students, and a team with the faculty. You will not learn Human Factors and Usability Testing skills in isolation - you will learn them with others and work on projects with others -- just like in the real world.

HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE

In the MAS Human Factors and Usability Testing program you will use hardware and software just like you will use in business.

This includes UserZoom, Morae, SPSS, an ASL eyetracker, MatLab, and Adobe Creative Suite


STUDENT FOCUS

The program has a true student focus. Graduate students do not enter the program to advance the work of the faculty - rather, the faculty are part of the program to help advance the career and professional goals of the students.

TO THE POINT

All aspects of the program are designed to give a motivated student a varied toolbox of skills to use to gain immediate and meaningful employment after graduating. This includes establishing a portfolio of work and substantial coursework in "soft skills" in business, communications, and marketing to help our graduates stand out in a crowded workforce.

WHEN YOU ARE READY TO APPLY

APPLY HERE