Keiser University

Psychology, MS

Program Objectives

Keiser University’s Master of Science in Psychology program enables students to contribute to the profession through independent learning, scholarship, and research. Upon completion of this program, students are able to:

Program Outline

To receive a Master of Science in Psychology degree, students must complete 36 graduate semester credit hours. Students may continue in the Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology program. Thirty of the program hours must be completed through Keiser University. Program requirements are as follows:

Master of Science in Psychology Major Courses ( 36.0 credit hours )
Required Major Core Courses ( 30 credits )
History and Systems of Psychology 3.0 credit hours
Health Psychology 3.0 credit hours
Psychopathology 3.0 credit hours
Evolutionary Psychology 3.0 credit hours
Master’s Thesis, Part I ( Prerequisite: PSY701, RSM600) 3.0 credit hours
Master’s Thesis, Part II ( Prerequisite: PSY502, PSY532, PSY542, PSY562, PSY690 ) PSY699 is taken after 33 graduate semester hours have been completed, and must be taken alone. 3.0 credit hours
Research, Ethics, and Scholarly Writing ( Program prerequisite course-taken alone ) 3.0 credit hours
Organization Psychology 3.0 credit hours
Human Resource Psychology 3.0 credit hours
Tests and Measurements 3.0 credit hours
Quantitative Research I 3.0 credit hours
Research Design/Thesis Proposal 3.0 credit hours






Cheri Hansen, Ph.D.

Dr. Hansen completed her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Nova Southeastern University. Her clinical experience has involved children, adolescents, and adults in community mental health centers, substance abuse treatment centers, and psychiatric hospitals. Her research experience has included coordinating NIDA- and NIMH-funded clinical trials that examined treatments for substance abuse and mental health disorders, examining sequelae of sexual abuse and psychological abuse, and providing program evaluation services for nonprofit organizations. Her education experience includes teaching psychology courses in traditional and online classrooms as well as community agencies, and she has conducted research and assessment training and provided statistical consultation for community agency staff and graduate students.

Selected publications:

Shoshana Dayanim, Ph.D.

Dr. Shoshana Dayanim earned a MA degree in Creative Arts Therapy, and practiced as a psychotherapist for several years before returning to school to earn her PhD in Applied Developmental Psychology from Fordham University and completing a postdoctoral fellow at Emory University. Her research interests focus on the affects of television and technology on children. She has served as a researcher for various educational television programs including Sesame Street (her favorite). She enjoys helping students get excited about psychology and research and supporting them in reaching their goals!

Selected publications:

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