Human Behavior and Organizational Psychology

Degree Offered 

  • M.A. in Psychology
  • Option: Human Behavior and Organizational Psychology

Campus Options

Main Campus (Union, NJ)

Application Deadline

Fall:       June 1
Spring:  December 1

Program Description

The Master of Arts in Psychology, Human Behavior and Organizational Psychology Option is designed for individuals pursuing careers in the helping professions who wish to upgrade their com­petence in the behavioral sciences. It has particular value to those whose present or prospec­tive work calls for extensive contact with individuals and groups, human relations skills and the under­standing and modification of behavior. It is relevant to community, agency, group, personnel and or­ganizational work as well as law enforcement, human resources, education, ministry, nursing and other health, human and social services.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the University’s admissions requirements:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (lower GPA’s will be considered based on overall strength of application)
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Professional Resume/CV
  • Departmental interview may be required
  • TOEFL (for applicants whose native language is not English)

PREREQUISITE COURSEWORK

  • 12 credits in the Behavioral Sciences (at least 6 of which are in Psychology)

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • 33 credits
  • Two semesters advanced thesis seminar
  • Comprehensive Examination

REQUIRED COURSES – 12 CREDITS

ID 5015

Research Methods in the Behavioral Sciences or

3 credits

MATH 5500

Statistical Methods in Analyzing Data

3 credits

ID 5020

Readings in Behavioral Sciences

3 credits

PSY 5600

Contemporary Issues in Social Psychology or

3 credits

PSY 5610

Advanced Social Psychology

3 credits

PSY 5640

Analysis of Small Group Process

3 credits

 

ELECTIVES – 15 CREDITS

Five courses selected from the following or other courses in the behavioral sciences

Socio-Psychological Processes

PSY 5120

Social Psychology of Adolescence

3 credits

SOC 5150

The Sociology of Community

3 credits

PSY 5170

Psychology of Aging

3 credits

PSY 5610

Advanced Social Psychology

3 credits

Organizational Behavior

PSY 5430

Psychological Dimensions of Human Resource Development

3 credits

PSY 5660

Industrial/Organizational Psychology

3 credits

PSY 5670

Organizational Behavior

3 credits

PSY 5680

Organizational Development

3 credits

COMM 5004

Organizational Communication Theory

3 credits

Individual Processes

PSY 5420

Behavior Modification

3 credits

PSY 5320

Learning Theory and Applications

3 credits

PSY 5510

Theories of Personality

3 credits

PSY 5540

Problems of Individual Behavior

3 credits

 

RESEARCH – 6 CREDITS

ID 5098

Advanced Seminar: Thesis in the Behavioral Sciences I

3 credits

ID 5099

Advanced Seminar: Thesis in the Behavioral Sciences II

3 credits

TOTAL OF 33 CREDITS TO COMPLETE PROGRAM

FOR INFORMATION REGARDING APPLICATION

Please contact one of our
Graduate Admissions Counselors

Program coordinator

Prof. Linda Symanski
East Campus, Room 232
T. 908.737.5870
Email: lsymansk@kean.edu

 

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