What Makes the MAPS Program Great | Department of Psychology


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Small student-to- faculty ratio

Many track-specific courses have fewer than 10 students. Our program typically admits a maximum of 6 students per track each year. Students work closely with faculty and receive exceptional mentorship and supervision.  For more information on faculty, visit the faculty list on our website.

Small Class Sizes

Funding

To date, every student has received assistance to fund some of their graduate education.  Refer to the Funding tab to explore the many funding opportunities.

Academic Excellence

The MAPS program is a rigorous, full-time, 2-year program.  Most students are deeply involved in research experiences and have opportunities for advanced training in research methodology and statistics.  The faculty have diverse research and applied interests; the scientist-practitioner model is emphasized. The department houses a state-of-the art psychophysiology laboratory for use in student projects across all tracks. 

Applied Experiences

Clinical Counseling students receive intensely supervised assessment and psychotherapy skills training in their first year within our technology-enhanced training clinic. A total of 700 hours of clinical practica are required, with 450 of these occurring during a second year internship placement in the Duluth community.

Industrial/Organizational students have opportunities to complete applied projects that involve working with local businesses and organizations or the campus community, enabling students to apply theory and models from coursework to real-world settings and develop consulting skills.

The Duluth Community

The Duluth community:  Perched on Lake Superior and nestled between national forests, Duluth is picturesque during all four seasons.  It is deemed one of the top 10 outdoor towns by Outside Magazine cities and is a destination city for outdoor enthusiasts, trail runners, mountain bikers, and rock climbers.  

Duluth Outdoors