The Master of Arts in Psychology is designed to prepare students for further study at the doctoral level and/or for careers in psychology and the helping professions. In the program, students further develop interpersonal skills; sound judgment and rational decision making; personal maturity and stability; sensitivity to the feeling and outlook of others; integrity; an ability to maintain professional distance; and an objective perspective on problems. Students choose one of three available tracks:
Clinical with Applied Emphasis
Clinical with Research Emphasis
General Psychology Studies
- Each track is customizable to a student’s personal and educational goals.
- All three tracks share a core set of courses taken in the first year.
- Students must enroll for a minimum of six credits each semester.
- Students must earn a minimum grade of B in each required course. If a grade of B- is earned, the student has one opportunity to repeat the course and earn a higher grade. A student may not repeat more than one course.
- Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
- Minimum undergraduate 3.0 GPA
- Three letters of recommendation
- GRE General Test score report
- Statement of objectives
- April 1 for the fall semester
- Students are admitted for the fall semester only
Graduates of the program have gained admission to competitive doctoral programs or have secured high paying positions within human services and the mental health fields including:
- ARC of Genesee and Monroe County
- Mary Cariola Children’s Center
- New York State Developmental Disabilities Service Offices
- Unity Health System’s Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit
- University of Rochester Medical Center, Division of Neuropsychology and Department of Psychiatry
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Last Updated 8/21/14