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The MA in General Psychology is a 30-credit program that provides students with a basic education in psychology and is a prerequisite for more specialized work leading to the Ph.D. degree.
Students take courses covering a wide range of the literature, including cognitive, social, developmental, and abnormal psychology, neuroscience, research methods, and statistics.
Entering students work with an individual faculty advisor. This advisor, together with the departmental student advisor, introduces them to the curriculum as a whole and helps them to formulate the program that best suits their interests and needs. Students have access to a wide range of courses across The New School for Social Research to satisfy the elective requirements beyond the core required courses in general psychology.
Students in the MA program have the option to pursue a concentration in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling, which satisfies the academic requirements to later qualify as a licensed substance abuse counselor.
- Study all the major fields of modern psychology, with an emphasis on research sensitive to social, cultural, and political concerns.
- Specialized options include an MA concentration in Substance Abuse Counseling, which satisfies the academic requirements for later qualifying as a licensed substance abuse counselor.
- MA students may apply to continue toward the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology or the Ph.D. in Cognitive, Social, and Developmental Psychology as soon as they have registered for 30 credits.
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