between classes and exams. This convention is attended by undergradu-ates, graduate students, and faculty. GRADUATE PROGRAMSMASTER OF ARTSThe Department of Psychology normally offers a Master of Arts degree only to students concurrently enrolled in its Ph.D. program or to students currently pursuing Stanford B.A. or M.A. degrees. Admission to the program is by Psychology faculty nomination only. All applicants must satisfy University residency requirements for the degree and are respon-sible for consulting with their primary departments or the Financial Aid Office about the effects of the proposed program on their current funding. General University requirements for the master’s degree are described in the “Graduate Degrees” section of this bulletin.Stanford undergraduates who would like advanced training in Psy-chology may apply for a coterminal M.A. degree in Psychology. To do so, students should consult with the student services office. Along with a coterminal program application, applicants must submit (1) a statement of purpose, (2) a preliminary program plan specifying the courses in which they intend to enroll to fulfill degree requirements, (3) at least two letters of recommendation from Stanford faculty members familiar with their academic work, (4) a current Stanford undergraduate transcript, and (5) a written nomination by a member of the Psychology faculty willing to serve as the student’s master’s degree adviser. This program is limited in size and admission is selective. Applicants must have earned a minimum of 120 units towards graduation as shown on the undergraduate transcript.
STANFORDBULLETIN, 2007-08 | 3The department’s deadline for the submission of an application to the coterminal program is January 10.For University coterminal degree program rules and University application forms, see .htm#Coterm.In exceptional cases, students concurrently enrolled in another doctoral or professional program at Stanford may also apply for the M.A. degree. Such applicants also consult with the student services office.Students must complete at least 45 units of Psychology courses for the degree. (For coterminal degree students, course work for the master’s degree may not duplicate courses taken for the undergraduate degree.) Of these 45 units, at least 27 must be in Psychology courses numbered 200 or above. Units from research, teaching, practica, independent study, and lab courses, such as PSYCH 258, 269, 275, 281, 282, and 297, may not be counted toward these 27 units. Two of the graduate courses of at least 3 units each (one from Area A and one from Area B below) are required. In addition, at least one upper division statistics course is required. The course must be approved by the student’s adviser. It is recommended that all coterminal students enroll in PSYCH 196, Contemporary Psychology.