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, hos­pitals, community programs, and other human 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
  • Personal Statement
  • Departmental interview may be required
  • Professional Resume/CV
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (for applicants whose native language is not English)

PREREQUISITE COURSEWORK

  • 12 credits of Psychology on the undergraduate level, including General Psychology, Experimental Psychology, and Tests and Measurements

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  •  33 credits, 6 of which are given for a research seminar and thesis
  •  Comprehensive evaluation

REQUIRED COURSES – 18 CREDITS

ID 5020

Readings in the Behavioral Sciences

3 credits

MATH 5500

Statistical Methods in the Analyzing Data

3 credits

PSY 5320

Learning Theory and Applications

3 credits

PSY 5530

Advanced Abnormal Psychology

3 credits

PSY 5620

Laboratory Training in Human Relations I or

3 credits

PSY 5640

Analysis of Small Group Processes

3 credits

PSY 5810

Introduction to Diagnostic Testing-Practicum

3 credit

                                     

ELECTIVE COURSES – 9 CREDITS

Three courses selected from the following or other courses with coordinator approval of the coordinator: (Note: For students who wish to apply to the Marriage and Family Therapy Professional Diploma Program, asterisked courses must be taken.)

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 5350

Cognitive Therapy

3 credits

PSY 5420

Behavior Modification

3 credits

PSY 5510

Theories of Personality*

3 credits

PSY 5000

Evolutionary Psychology

3 credits

PSY 5515

Advanced Psychology of Personality*

3 credits

PSY 5540

Problems of Individual Behavior

3 credits

PSY 5550

Psychopathology of Childhood

3 credits

PSY 5610

Advanced Social Psychology

3 credits

PSY 5660

Industrial/Organizational Psychology

3 credits

PSY 5710

Field Experience in Community Psychology

3 credits

PSY 5720

Advanced Psychological Counseling Techniques*

3 credits

PSY 5750

Psychological Counseling of Parents

3 credits

 

RESEARCH – 6 CREDITS

PSY 5910

Research Methods Seminar

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

 

10/23/12