Based off the goals of the field’s two major professional organizations–American Psychological Association and Association for Psychological Science.

  • Emphasize state-of-the-art, up-to-date empirical research in psychology (i.e., experiments and studies published in peer-reviewed journals).
  • Provide students with a solid grounding in statistics and research design. 
  • Thoroughly review content areas such as developmental, cognitive, and social psychology. 
  • Stress critical thinking and academic skills. 

Graduates from Rutgers–Camden’s MA program in Psychology will have mastered the following skills:

  • Think critically about research in psychological science, both in terms of content and methodology.Stress critical thinking and academic skills.
  • Design and carry out both experimental and quasi-experimental research.
  • Conduct statistical analyses (descriptive and inferential) of diverse types of data.
  • Write review and empirical papers using the standard form of writing in psychology (APA format).
  • Learn about current research in psychology more broadly and pass a comprehensive exam (Content track) or write and defend an original thesis project (Thesis track).
  • Have opportunities to help teach undergraduates and gain experience in the classroom.
  • Have opportunities to present original research at conferences and improve upon presentation skills.