The Master of Arts in Psychology is designed primarily as an intermediate degree. This program prepares the student for advanced studies in many psychological fields such as developmental, experimental, learning, personality and counseling, school, and social psychology.
All applicants must meet the admission requirements for graduate study at Montclair State University. In addition, applicants must meet the following departmental requirements.
- 12 undergraduate credits in psychology including a course in statistics and a laboratory course in experimental psychology.
- Approval by the departmental committee.
|PSYC 510||Research Methods in Psychology||3|
|PSYC 520||Human Experimental Psychology||4|
|PSYC 550||Quantitative and Statistical Methods||3|
|PSYC 578||Psychological Tests and Measurements||3|
|Biological Basis of Behavior|
|PSYC 573||Behavioral Neuroscience||3|
|or PSYC 583||Sensation and Perception|
|Learning and Cognition|
|PSYC 504||Cognitive Psychology||3|
|or PSYC 563||Theories of Learning|
|PSYC 561||Developmental Psychology||3|
|or PSYC 667||Abnormal Psychology|
|PSYC 552||General Social Psychology||3|
|PSYC 659||Special Topics Seminar in Psychology||3|
|Select one of the following (not previously completed):||3|
|General Social Psychology|
|Theories of Learning|
|Child and Adolescent Psychopathology|
|Sensation and Perception|
|Graduate Seminar in Health Psychology|
|Introduction to Forensic Psychology|
|Research Methods in Forensic Psychology|
|Forensic Psychology in Criminal Proceedings|
|Forensic Psychology in Family Proceedings|
|Special Topics Seminar in Psychology|
|Family Systems and Childhood Disorders: A Multicultural Approach|
|0-3 credits of non-Psychology coursework may be taken with written permission of graduate advisor.|
|PSYC 698||Master's Thesis||4|
|Submit the completed Thesis original and one copy to the Graduate Office. See Thesis Guidelines for details.|