Psychology, MA

Graduate Program Information

New York City Campus

This 36-credit hour Master of Arts program provides graduate students with a general academic foundation in the field of psychology and fills a gap in the training and changing professional preparation in human service organizations. It also may be suited to those who may seek to further their study at the doctoral level. The program offers a wide variety of required and elective courses that provide students with the skills and resources needed to examine and understand the broader context of a person’s life – family, school, work groups, and other significant systems.

Students entering this program have a maximum of five years to complete it. All program academic standing requirements are defined in the Psychology Department Graduate Program Catalog.

Graduate Program Curriculum (33-36 Credits)

Required Core Courses (18 credits)

PSY 604Developmental Psychology

3 credits

PSY 612Neuropsychology

3 credits

PSY 615Research Design and Statistics I

3 credits

PSY 623Social Psychology

3 credits

PSY 624Cognitive Psychology

3 credits

PSY 625Personality Theories

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:18

Required Elective Courses (18 credits)


Students choose six courses from the following list. However, other psychology courses may be available if approved by program coordinator or graduate psychology director.

PSY 608Community Psychology

3 credits

PSY 610Psychopathology

3 credits

PSY 616Research Design and Statistics II

3 credits

PSY 617Human Learning

3 credits

PSY 618Community Mental Health: Philosophy and Concepts

3 credits

PSY 619Community Resources: Interagency Coordination in the Delivery of Services

3 credits

PSY 621Psychological Measurements

3 credits

PSY 626Forensic Psychology

3 credits

PSY 634Instructional Psychology: Multimedia Applications

3 credits

PSY 646Critical Thinking I : Foundation

3 credits

PSY 656Developmental Disabilities

3 credits

PSY 667Multicultural and Gender Issues in Psychology

3 credits

PSY 680Program Evaluation

3 credits

PSY 681Organizational Psychology

3 credits

PSY 682Personnel Psychology

3 credits

PSY 683Organizational Development

3 credits

PSY 684Occupational Health Psychology

3 credits

PSY 690Counseling 2.0:Counseling in the Digital Age

3 credits

PSY 691Practicum in Psychology

3 credits

PSY 695Independent Study in Graduate Psychology

3 credits

PSY 696Special Topics

3 credits

PSY 699M.A. Thesis

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:18

Total Credits: 36

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