Formal requirements for the M.A. degree in psychology are the satisfactory completion of 36 points (at least 24 in residence at New York University) and either a written comprehensive examination or a master’s thesis. Students must maintain a B average. The program may be completed on a part-time or full-time basis, providing that all course work and either a comprehensive exam or thesis are completed within a five-year period.
All students must complete the following:
TWO (2) foundation courses (6.0-credits) with a grade of B or better including:
PSYCH-GA 2016 Master’s Statistics
PSYCH-GA 2069 Consumer Research Methods OR PSYCH-GA 2126 Research Methods & Experience
THREE (3) core courses (9.0 credits) chosen from two core groups with a grade of B or better.
Students may choose 1 Core A and 2 Core B, or 2 Core A and 1 Core B:
PSYCH-GA 2010 Principles of Learning
PSYCH-GA 2011 Sensation & Perception
PSYCH-GA 2012 Physiological Basis of Behavior
PSYCH-GA 2025 Cognitive Psychology
PSYCH-GA 2027 Cognitive Neuroscience*
PSYCH-GA 2014 Psychology of Social Behavior
PSYCH-GA 2015 Theories of Personality
PSYCH-GA 2020 Child Development
PSYCH-GA 2034 Foundations of Psychopathology
PSYCH-GA 2049 Affective Neuroscience*
*Note: PSYCH-GA 2027 Cognitive Neuroscience or PSYCH-GA 2049 Affective Neuroscience can be taken to meet a core requirement. If both are taken, one will count as an elective.
If a student receives less than a B, but at least a C- in a core course, it may count as an elective, but not towards the student's core requirements.
SEVEN (7) elective courses (21.0-credits)