|All||Undergrad||MA||PhD Cognition |
| Related |
|Overview||General Psychology |
|Social & Consumer Psychology||Forensic Psychology||Admissions &
MA SpecializationsStudents who wish to specialize in industrial or organizational psychology (or a balanced combination of the two) should apply for the MA in I/O program. Students in the General program who decide later to specialize in I/O can request a transfer to the I/O program, but due to the current high demand for our I/O program we cannot guarantee that such requests will be accommodated. If a General student is allowed to transfer to I/O, and has taken no more than five courses outside of the I/O requirements, he/she will be able to complete the I/O program without taking more than the required 36 credits.
Students in the MA General program may choose to specialize in a particular area of psychology, though this is not required. Our wide range of courses, coupled with the research opportunities available through our doctoral programs, provides many possibilities for specialization. Note that the specializations listed below are just suggestions, and are not meant to be exhaustive. Students, in collaboration with an advisor, may devise their own specialization. However, all students in the general psychology program, regardless of specialization, must meet the core program requirements as described in the curriculum.
The six most common specializations are listed below, along with the courses most central to each specialization. The first specialization listed, Social and Consumer Psychology is our newest. The second one, Forensic Psychology, is our fastest growing specialization. We have recently added new forensic courses and we are in the process of creating a formal (New York State registered) concentration in Forensic Psychology.
G89.2043- Consumer Behavior
G89.2059- Psychology of Decision Making
G89.2014- Psychology of Social Behavior
G89.2053- Gender Roles
G89.2083- Group Dynamics
G89.2038- Forensic Psychology
G89.2039- Advanced Forensic Psychology
G89.2040- Forensic Assessment
G89.2043- Advanced Forensic Assessment
G89.2036- Psychology of Violence
G89.2057- Traumatic Stress Reactions
G89.2012- Physiological Basis of Behavior
G89.2030- Physiological Basis of Abnormal Behavior
G89.2040- Cognitive Neuroscience
G89.2041- Affective Neuroscience
G89.2051- Health Psychology
G89.2034- Foundations of Psychopathology