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.