The Master's Program provides a core curriculum
in general psychology and advanced study in clinical, developmental
and social-cultural psychology. The program
is designed to prepare professionals for work in a variety of mental health
or human service settings including mental health care facilities, child welfare
and family counseling agencies, institutions for the aged, and other social
and community organizations. Graduates are also prepared
for admission to programs of advanced study in psychology such
as Ph.D. and Psy.D. programs.
The Master's Program in psychology is built on a strong core curriculum in
general psychology and is designed to prepare professionals to meet the challenges
involved in providing psychological services to individuals and/or groups,
and to be effective facilitators of change and growth. The core curriculum
provides students with a broad perspective on the discipline of psychology,
research skills, and professional ethics. Advanced courses are designed
to encourage students to consider current trends and challenges in fields
providing psychological services. By offering a strong core curriculum
with elective courses in a variety of specialized areas, the program at the
Brooklyn campus can serve as a comprehensive knowledge base that may be applied
in theory and practice.
The M.A. in Psychology requires 30 credit hours of course work and the completion
of a thesis or 36 hours of course work and the completion of a comprehensive
examination. The specific requirements are:
12 credit hours of core curriculum courses which include courses in Contemporary
Psychological Theories, Research Design and Statistics, and Professional Ethics.
18 to 24 credits of advanced courses in a variety of areas covering clinical,
developmental and social/cultural psychology.
Electives in courses that provide field experience.
The thesis provides an opportunity to work closely with a faculty member
in a selective area of expertise.
Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree, preferably in psychology, from
an accredited undergraduate program and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0
scale). Person's with a Bachelor's Degree in a field other than psychology
are encouraged to apply with the understanding that they may be required to
take selected courses as prerequisites to satisfy admission criteria or may
be admitted as a non-matriculating student until the criteria have been met.
Transfer credit into the graduate program will be subjected to evaluation
by the coordinator of the M.A. program and the Dean of Graduate Studies.
All transfer credit must carry a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
A maximum of 9 credits can be accepted in transfer into the M.A. program.