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MA in General Psychology

Montclair State University’s MA program in Psychology seeks to provide students with a solid foundation in psychological principles and research methods. Coursework in our program fosters deeper understanding in a broad range of psychological sub-disciplines. Additionally, students will develop their research abilities through a combination of coursework, one-on-one mentorship, and hands-on research experience in the lab.

What can I do with the MA in General Psychology degree?

The MA program in Psychology prepares students for a variety of research-focused careers. Graduates of this program will be qualified for work as researchers in a variety of settings, including academic laboratories, social service agencies, government agencies, educational evaluation programs, and corporate research and development or marketing departments. In addition, this program prepares students for doctoral study to become principal investigators in academia, or practicing psychologists.

How long does the program take to complete?

Graduation from the MA in Psychology program requires successful completion of a 35-credit program of study and completing an empirical Master’s Thesis. The program can be completed in two years by taking three courses per semester, which is considered a full-time course load.

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Students interested in applying for the Master of Arts in General Psychology must submit a Graduate Application and all required credentials to The Graduate School.

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Beyond Graduation

Many of the graduates from the MA in General Psychology program further their studies in doctoral programs at Columbia University, Rutgers University, the CUNY system, Lehigh University, and Yeshiva University, to name a few. Others have secured positions as research assistants at The Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, The Passaic County Mental Health Center, and The Alpine School, as examples.

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