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Earn your Psychology degree at UCM - Lee's Summit

Designed for busy, career-driven students, UCM offers a B.A. in Psychology completion program at UCM - Lee's Summit.

Testimonial about the B.S. in Psychology degree at UCM

"I chose Psychology at UCM because of the real-life aspect of the program and the technology in it."
- Madeline Cramer, B.A. in Psychology alumna

Testimonial about the B.S. in Psychology degree at UCM

"I've been able to experience on-the-job training while assisting Dr. Lundervold in the Behavioral Medicine Lab."
- Amy Garcia, B.S. in Psychology graduate and current Psychology graduate student

Testimonial about the B.A. in Psychology degree at UCM

"I've been able to apply what I've learned in my classes to the real world and many of my other classes."
- Sara Thomas, B.A. in Psychology graduate and current Criminal Justice graduate student

Testimonial about the B.A. in Psychology degree at UCM

"The psychology professors at UCM were more than willing to be mentors. They genuinely cared about my goals and success."
- Brittany Echols, B.A. in Psychology alumna


Assistantship Information

The Department of Psychological Science has six graduate assistantships (GA).  A full-time GA works 20 hours per week and receives $3,750.00 per semester.  This also includes a scholarship covering up to 10 hours of graduate-level-course work per semester.  Students are allowed a maximum of four semesters as a graduate assistant.  The Psychological Science GA positions are as follows:

  1. Research Methods/DRB – student must have taken a Research Methods and preferably will have research experience; must be knowledgeable about IRB procedures.
  2. Physiological Psychology Laboratory – student must have completed an undergraduate course in physiological psychology prior to applying for this position.
  3. Research Design & Analysis– student must have computer skills and a working familiarity with the major statistical software packages in order to be considered for this position.
  4. Assistant to the instructors of General Psychology – student needs good writing skills and knowledge of basic psychology.
  5. Research Design & Analysis/Research Coordinator - student must have strong computer skills, interpersonal skills, and an understanding of human subjects procedures in order to manage the online research participation system.
  6. Assessment - student must have data entry and statistical analysis (e.g., SPSS) experience; ability to make effective class presentations.

To be considered for one of the above positions, the student is advised to apply at least six months in advance of the semester he/she wishes to begin serving as a graduate assistant.  Selection of psychology graduate assistants is highly competitive.

There are additional assistantships throughout the university that are open to psychology graduate students.  In the recent past, our graduate students have obtained assistantships in Student Health Services, Testing Services, the Kirkpatrick Library, McNair Scholars Program, and The Graduate School.

For more information visit The Graduate School's assistantship page.