• General Psychology

    • MA in General Psychology

      The MA in General Psychology is a 30-credit program that provides students with a basic education in psychology and is a prerequisite for more specialized work leading to the PhD degree.

      Students take courses covering a wide range of the literature, including cognitive, social, developmental, and abnormal psychology, neuroscience, research methods, and statistics.

      • Degree Master of Arts (MA)
      • Credits 30 credits
      • Format Full-time or part-time, on-campus
      • Duration 2 years (full-time)
      • Start Term Fall or Spring

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      Entering students work with an individual faculty advisor. This advisor, together with the departmental student advisor, introduces them to the curriculum as a whole and helps them to formulate the program that best suits their interests and needs. Students have access to a wide range of courses across The New School for Social Research to satisfy the elective requirements beyond the core required courses in general psychology.

      Students in the MA program have the option to pursue a concentration in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling, which satisfies the academic requirements to later qualify as a licensed substance abuse counselor.

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