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
  • GRE (Graduate Record Exam) test scores taken within the past five years
  • 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

Program coordinator

Admissions Counselor

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

MS. REENAT HASAN
Graduate Admissions Counselor
T. 908.737.5923
hasanr@kean.edu

 

11/26/12