Graduate

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Psychology, MA


The purpose of this 36-credit program is to provide graduate students with a general academic foundation in the field of psychology. It is also designed for those who seek greater understanding of the various behaviors which characterize the corporate environment and for those who may eventually seek to further their study at the doctorate level. The courses offered are for students interested in the field of psychology as well as other fields (e.g., business administration, education, public administration, and nursing.)

The required coursework focuses on psychological foundation areas, including developmental psychology, neuropsychology, social psychology, psychology of learning, personality theories, and research design and statistics.

Elective offerings include courses in advanced research design, organizational psychology, multi-cultural and gender issues, cognitive psychology, critical thinking and problem solving, developmental disabilities, program evaluation, forensic psychology, community psychology, and community mental health are also offered.

Classes are offered in lower Manhattan, typically in late afternoons and evenings.

Prerequisites: Applicants must take the General Test of the Graduate Record Examinations. The Psychology GRE Test is not required. Evaluation of applicants for admission is based on interest in the master's degree offering, a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education, GRE scores, letters of recommendation, a personal statement, and potential for success. Candidates are expected to have at least 12 hours of undergraduate psychology course prerequisites, which may include but not restricted to general psychology, developmental psychology, statistics, and learning theory.

For more information, visit www.pace.edu/dyson/psychnyc.

MASTER OF ARTS IN PSYCHOLOGY (NYC)

This 36-credit Master of Arts (M.A.) in Psychology includes 18 credit hours each of required and elective courses. These courses 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.

The program provides graduate students with a general academic foundation in the field of psychology and fills a gap in training and changing of professional preparation in human service organizations. It is also suitable for those who may seek to further their study at the doctorate level.

PROGRAM DIRECTOR:
Dr. Barbara Mowder
, Director, Graduate Psychology Programs (New York City campus);

1 Pace Plaza
(212) 346-1506
(212) 346-1618 (FAX)
bmowder@pace.edu

Required Courses:(18 credits)

Credits

PSY

604

Developmental Psychology

3

PSY

612

Neuropsychology

3

PSY

615

Research Methods and Statistics I

3

PSY 623 Social Psychology

3

PSY

624

Cognitive Psychology

3

PSY

625

Personality Theories

3

Elective Courses: (18 credits)

Credits

PSY

616

Research Design and Statistics II

3

PSY

617

Human Learning

3

PSY

618

Community Mental Health

3

PSY

619

Community Resources: Interagency Coordination in the Delivery of Services

3

PSY

621

Psychological Measurement

3

PSY

626

Forensic Psychology

3

PSY

646

Critical Thinking

3

PSY

656

Developmental Disabilities

3

PSY

667

Multicultural/Gender Issues

3

PSY

680

Program Evaluation

3

PSY

681

Organizational Psychology

3

PSY

682

Personnel Psychology

3

PSY

683

Organizational Development

3

PSY

684

Occupational Health Psychology

3

PSY

690

Special Topics in Psychology

3

PSY

691

Practicum in Psychology

3

PSY

695

Independent Study

1-3

PSY

696

Special Topics

3

PSY

699

M.A. Thesis

3

 

 
Total Credits:

36

For other psychology courses, see  the director of the graduate psychology programs.

Dismissal Regulations
Students must maintain at least a “B” (3.00) average in the M.A. program. Students whose averages fall below a “B” are referred to the M.A. Committee or the Psychology Department Scholastic Standing Committee and may be dismissed or allowed a period of one semester to restore their standing to a “B” average. Failure to restore standing in one semester constitutes sufficient reason for dismissal from the M.A. program. Two grades below “B” in graduate courses are sufficient grounds for review by the M.A. Committee and possible dismissal from the program. A grade of “F” in any course is grounds for dismissal from the program. Failure to complete the program within five years also constitutes grounds for dismissal. Further, students engaged in unethical or unprofessional practices may be dismissed.

Time Limit
Students entering the M.A. program have a maximum of five years to complete the program.

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