The Graduate Program in Psychological Science at Rutgers University–Camden is a 30-credit course of study leading to the Master of Arts degree. The program provides a foundation in research design and data analysis and an opportunity for individually supervised research apprenticeships. Our curriculum and training emphasizes scientific research methods that can be used to assist in the solution of real-world problems.
Unique Program Features
- Funding opportunities for highly qualified students
- Two different tracks: thesis track for students interested in further doctoral study and content track for non-academic research careers
- Weekly lecture series that allow students to engage with research
- Optional teaching experience through our Teaching in Psychology course
- Evening classes to accommodate students who work during the day
Program Designed For
- Students who wish to prepare for admission to a doctoral program (our graduates have been accepted into Ph.D. programs at Widener, Tulane, Pennsylvania College of Medicine, Kean University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Pace University, North Carolina State, CUNY Graduate School, University of Alabama, Northwestern University, University of Texas at Austin, The Ohio State University, University of Albany, University of Utah, University of Alabama-Birmingham, University of Rochester, University of Florida, University of Miami, SUNY Stony Brook, U. of California at Riverside, University of Arizona, University of Nottingham, Notre Dame).
- Careers in research (e.g., marketing or pharmaceutical research).
- PLEASE NOTE: The program focuses on basic and applied research and does not offer clinical licensing nor training in psychological counseling or therapy.
Graduate Program Director
Dr. Lisa Payne
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Armitage Hall, Room 347