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.

Application Fee Waiver

Applicants can receive an application fee waiver by attending the UWM Graduate School Open House (https://uwm.edu/graduateschool/openhouse/). To receive an application fee waiver, you must (1) create your application after 8/15/2022, (2) attend either the virtual open house on 10/27/2022 or the in-person open house on 11/10/2022, and (3) submit your final application AFTER you have attended one of the open houses. Full instructions to receive the fee waiver can be found here: https://uwm.edu/graduateschool/wp-content/uploads/sites/519/2022/04/Open-House-Fee-Waiver-2022.pdf

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The UWM Graduate School also offers a limited number of application fee grants for applicants who have completed or are currently completing eligible graduate school preparation programs. The full list of eligible programs, and instructions for obtaining a fee grant, can be found here: https://uwm.edu/graduateschool/panthera-application-fee-grant-program/