Psychological Services

DEGREE OFFERED

  • M.A. in Psychology
  • Option: Psychological Services

CAMPUS OPTIONS

Main Campus (Union, NJ)

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Fall:        June 1
Spring:   December 1

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Master of Arts in Psychology, Psychological Services Program is a concentration in psychological theory and procedures. It prepares students for employment in mental health centers, social services agencies, hos¬pitals, community programs, and other health service settings. The program also provides a strong base of studies preparing students for more advanced graduate study or doctoral training in applied and professional psychology. Students may concentrate in an area of interest by choosing courses from a wide range of electives. A supervised field experience in community psychology enables students to obtain direct experience in providing psychological services in an approved human services setting.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the University’s admission 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
  • Departmental interview may be required
  • Professional Resume/CV
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (for applicants whose native language is not English). Exceptions can be made for students who have completed at least 6 credits of college level English courses from a U.S. institution, or who have submitted SAT or ACT exam scores.

PREREQUISITE COURSEWORK

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

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  •  33 credits
  •  Comprehensive Examination

REQUIRED COURSES – 18 CREDITS

ID 5020

Readings in the Behavioral Sciences

3 credits

PSY 5320

Learning Theory and Applications

3 credits

PSY 5530

Advanced Abnormal Psychology

3 credits

PSY 5640

Analysis of Small Group Processes

3 credits

PSY 5810

Introduction to Diagnostic Testing-Practicum

3 credits

PSY 5910 Research Methods Seminar 3 credits

                                     

ELECTIVE COURSES – 15 CREDITS
(Note: For students who wish to apply to the Marriage and Family Therapy Professional Diploma Program, asterisked courses must be taken.)

PSY 5000 Evolutionary Psychology 3 credits

PSY 5110

Developmental Study of Children

3 credits

PSY 5120

Social Psychology of Adolescence

3 credits

PSY 5130

Human Development Across the Life Span*

3 credits

PSY 5170

Psychology of Aging

3 credits

PSY 5420

Behavior Modification

3 credits

PSY 5500 Self of Therapist: Professional Growth and Development* 3 credits

PSY 5515

Advanced Theories of Personality*

3 credits

PSY 5550

Psychopathology of Childhood

3 credits

PSY 5555 Introduction to Forensic Psychology 3 credits

PSY 5610

Advanced Social Psychology

3 credits

PSY 5660

Industrial/Organizational Psychology

3 credits

PSY 5720

Family Systems Theories and Techniques*

3 credits

PSY 5920

Thesis Seminar

3 credits

 

TOTAL OF 33 CREDITS TO COMPLETE PROGRAM

 

FOR INFORMATION REGARDING APPLICATION

Please contact one of our
Graduate Admissions Counselors

Program coordinator

DR. MURIEL SINGER
East Campus, Room 232B
T. 908.737.5886
Email: msinger@kean.edu

 

10/12/16