Students must complete a Master's Thesis project proposal and Master's Thesis project. The Master's Project is intended to maintain the spirit of the traditional Master's Thesis, but to allow sufficient flexibility to advance the student’s career. The committee, based on one of the following options, decides the composition of the project:
- A traditional master's project. This option follows original Master's Thesis model without the required UGS paperwork.
- An empirical paper
writtenfor a peer-reviewed journal. The quality of the paper should be determined to be competitive for publication as judged by the standards of Developmental Psychology, and formatted in APA format.