WHY MA IN APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY?
Department of Psychology at the American University of Central Asia offers an opportunity to receive professional knowledge and skills in the most relevant fields of psychology. The Program is open to students with diverse backgrounds who wish to develop or improve their academic and work qualifications in psychology. The Program’s curriculum focuses on science-based training of applied professional work as well as engages in discussions of contemporary issues in research, theory and practice in the field. Interdisciplinary coursework provides a nuanced coverage of relevant topics in the field and prepares graduates for a variety of professional job and academia.
WHAT IS TAUGHT?
Three separate concentrations are available from our MA Program:
MA in Psychological Counseling: This program will provide students with knowledge, skills, and understanding necessary to work as professional counselors in a wide variety of settings. The program is based upon coherent theoretical frameworks, generates a working knowledge of assessment procedures, develops professional skills and ensures a keen awareness of ethical principles and issues among its students.
MA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology: This program prepares its graduates to apply current research and principles of human behavior to a variety of organizational settings in business and industry, including human resources departments, and management consulting firms.
MA in General Psychology: This is a flexible program for students who wish to explore more than one areas of psychology. It also suits students who wish to shape a more individualized coursework to fit special interests and needs.
Applicants to the MA Program in Applied psychology are expected to hold undergraduate degrees or both undergraduate and master's degrees or specialist diplomas. The program does not require its applicants to have an undergraduate major in psychology; applicants from other backgrounds are admitted. Applicants without course work in psychology or related fields, however, will be required to complete foundational courses in preparation for the core curriculum. Foundational courses are offered as part of the MA Program.
The first deadline for application submission is April 30th, 2015. The second deadline for application submission is July 5th, 2015.
WHERE DO OUR GRADUATES WORK AND STUDY?
Many graduates may go for doctoral programs in Psychology, Social Work, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Marriage/Family Therapy, Gender Studies, Business Administration, Film Industry and other fields at such universities as Purdue, Indiana, CEU, and Moscow State University. Graduates work in business industry, international organizations, higher education, market and government policy research, banking, and consulting agencies.
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