Psychological Science (210)
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The Psychology Graduate Program offers a 39-credit Master of Science degree in Psychological Science. This research-based program exposes students to research in a variety of fields including social, cognitive, developmental, and applied psychology. In addition, students learn advanced statistical and experimental and non-experimental methodological skills. The degree may serve as preparation for entry into a doctoral program or as additional training for those who plan to enter or continue work in applied areas of psychology with an emphasis on research.
The Psychology Graduate Programs’ Admissions Committee reviews applications. Please prepare the following items for inclusion in the online application process:
- Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
- Minimum grade point average of 3.0 for all undergraduate work or strong evidence of recent academic achievement.
- Successful completion of undergraduate General Psychology, Statistics, and Research Methods in Psychology.
- Satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examination (General test), preferably a combined verbal and quantitative score of 300.
- One official copy of transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work.
- Contact information for three individuals who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation.
- Statement of professional goals.
- International students must meet these additional requirements for admission: http://www.newpaltz.edu/graduate/students/international/
Please send OFFICIAL transcripts and GRE score reports to:
The Office of Graduate & Extended Learning, OM 127
SUNY New Paltz
800 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, New York 12561-2442
Applications are accepted for both fall and spring admissions. Review of applications begins February 15th (Fall) and November 1 (Spring), continuing until the cohort is filled.
Master’s degree candidates for the MS in Psychological Science must complete a minimum of 39 credits. Students must maintain an average grade of B in graduate-level courses. The department may accept up to nine credits of graduate work taken elsewhere in which a grade of B or better was obtained.
|Statistical and Methodology Courses (12 Credits)|
|PSY501||Analysis of Variance||3|
|PSY503||Correlation & Multiple Regress||3|
|PSY511||Research Methods I||3|
|PSY513||Research Methods II||3|
|Content Core Courses (12 Credits)|
|Research Specialization Courses (15 Credits)|
|Seminar is a 3-credit course, taken twice:||6|
|Seminar in Contemporary Research|
|Practicum is a 1-credit class, taken three times:||3|
|PSY590||Thesis in Psychology (3-6)||6|