Terminal Master of Science Program

The Department of Psychology is accepting applications for admission to one terminal M.S. program (MS in Psychology: Health Psychology Master’s Program).

Health Psychology

This program offers training in research and theories relevant to health promotion, stress and its management, the patient in the treatment setting, management of chronic illness, and causes and consequences of health disorders such as coronary heart disease, hypertension, stroke, diabetes, AIDS, cancer, and arthritis. The program is appropriate for students planning applied research careers in health settings and those seeking the doctorate in psychology and related fields. Current research topics include health disparities, gender and health, aging, health education, patient advocacy and self-care behaviors, the effects of stress and mechanisms of coping with it, risk perception, complementary interventions, and pediatric conditions and pain. Research is conducted in the laboratory as well as in clinical settings, and many of the faculty have strong ties to the Milwaukee community.

If you apply to one of our graduate programs, there is an opportunity to have your $75 application fee waived. To have your application fee waived, you would need to attend the UWM Graduate School’s Virtual Open House on October 28th, 2021, and complete a few additional steps as outlined here: https://uwm.edu/graduateschool/wp-content/uploads/sites/519/2021/05/Fee-waiver-Virtual-2021.pdf. You do not need to attend the open house to be considered for admissions and this will not impact the application review process in any way.

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