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Masters Program in General Psychology



MA Program in General Psychology (30 credits)

Students are exposed to the various aspects of psychology, but may focus their courses, independent study and thesis research in one of the three content areas described below:

  • Applied and Evaluative Psychology
    Faculty research interests include topics in personality, psychopathology, theories of therapeutic methods, group dynamics, biofeedback, health and gender, stress and stress management, substance use, tests and measurements. The department does not offer supervision in counseling or therapy.
  • Social, Cognitive and Developmental Psychology
    Faculty research interests include multicultural issues, cognitive and linguistic development, discursive social psychology, gender and cognition, attitudes, political psychology, psycholinguistics, decision-making, and memory functions in different populations.
  • Biopsychology and Comparative Psychology
    Faculty research interests include hormonal influences on and neural control of avian, mammalian and fish behaviors; mechanisms of drug abuse; developmental neuroscience; color vision; animal learning, orientation and communication. Students interested in comparative psychology and animal behavior may elect to complete a concentration in the area (see below).


Graduate Level Psychology Courses Available for Non-Degree Students

The MA Program in General Psychology would like to invite students interested in taking advanced psychology courses at Hunter to register.

Minimum requirements: Bachelor's degree, 6 credits in Psychology and an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.
For more information, please contact the MA program advisor Ms. Karolina Czech at

Click here for the Graduate Non-Degree Admission Application

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Program Director: Sandeep Prasada, Ph.D.
Graduate Advisor: Karolina Czech

For more information on Graduate Admissions at Hunter College, please click here.