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Masters Program in General Psychology

 

 

Program Requirements Admission Requirements MA Thesis Requirements Research Opportunities

 

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).

 

Curriculum

The Psychology program consists of 30 credits (12 credits of required coursework, 9 credits across the 3 breadth areas and 9 elective credits). Students satisfy the breadth requirement by taking a 3-credit course in each of the three content areas listed below. Students can choose courses from any content area to fulfill the elective requirements. All courses listed carry three credits.

Required Core Courses (3 credits each): 12 credits

  • PSYCH 70200 – Proseminar in Psychology
  • PSYCH 70500 – Advanced Statistics (Fall Only)
  • PSYCH 70100 – Experimental Psychology (Spring Only) Pre-requisite: PSYCH 70500
  • PSYCH 70701 – Thesis Seminar I (Thesis Mentor Required) Pre-requisite: PSYCH 70100

 

Breadth Requirement (3 credits each): 9 credits
Choose one course in each of the following three content areas:

  • Applied / Evaluative Breadth [A] (3 credits)

    PSYCH 60500: Advanced Abnormal Psychology (A)

    PSYCH 67600: Psychology of Personality (A)

    PSYCH 68062: Applied Development (A)

    PSYCH 75077: Depression and Suicide (A)

    PSYCH 75092: Stress, Trauma and Resilience (A)

    PSYCH 75500: Psychopathology I (A)

  • Social / Cognitive / Developmental Breadth [S] (3 credits)

    PSYCH 75103: Basic Psychological Processes 1: Perception, Learning and Comparative Cognition (S, B)

    PSYCH 72000: Developmental Psychology I (S)

    PSYCH 73700: Cognitive Development (S)

    PSYCH 73800: Cognitive Psychology (S)

    PSYCH 74600: Social Psychology (S)

    PSYCH 74800: Psychological Theories of Ethnic and Cultural Identity (S)

    PSYCH 75104: Basic Psychological Processes 2: Development, Cognition and Language (S)

    PSYCH 75300: Attitudes and Attitude Change (S)

    PSYCH 75700: Animal Thinking and Communication (S, B)

  • Biopsychology / Comparative Psychology Breadth [B] (3 credits)

    PSYCH 64100: Comparative Psychology (B)

    PSYCH 64600: Physiological Psychology (B)

    PSYCH 68058: Companion Animals (B)

    PSYCH 68066: Urban Animals (B)

    PSYCH 71000: Advanced Physiological Psychology I (Neuroscience I) (B)

    PSYCH 71100: Advanced Physiological Psychology II (Neuroscience II) (B)

    PSYCH 71600: Animal Behavior I: Mechanisms of Behavior (B)

    PSYCH 71700: Animal Behavior and Conservation in Captivity and the Wild (B)

    PSYCH 71751: Field Study in Animal Behavior and Conservation (Dolphins [Bahamas], Elephants [Thailand] and Dogs [Local]) (B)

    PSYCH 71800: Ethology (Animal Behavior II – Behavioral Ecology) (B)

    PSYCH 73900: Research Methods in Animal Behavior (A, B)

    PSYCH 75084: Evolution of Animal Play (B)

    PSYCH 75103: Basic Psychological Processes 1: Perception, Learning and Comparative Cognition (S, B)

    PSYCH 75400: Applied Animal Welfare & Behavior (B)

    PSYCH 75700: Animal Thinking and Communication (S, B)

    PSYCH 75800: Conservation Biology/Psychology (B)

Elective Courses (3 credits each): 9 credits

  • Students can choose courses from any content area to fulfill the elective requirements.

 

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 gradpsych@hunter.cuny.edu.

Click here for the Graduate Non-Degree Admission Application

 

Contact

Program Director: Sandeep Prasada, Ph.D.
Graduate Advisor: Karolina Czech
Email: gradpsych@hunter.cuny.edu

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