The master of arts in psychology at Rutgers University–Camden is a 30-credit course of study leading to the master of arts degree. The program combines rigorous academic classes with an opportunity for individually supervised research apprenticeships. The program emphasizes scientific research methods that can be used to assist in the solution of real-world problems. The program focuses on basic and applied research and does not offer training or clinical licensing in psychological assessment, counseling, or therapy.

What makes our program unique?

  • Fellowships and funding opportunities for highly qualified students
  • Weekly Brownbag Lecture Series allows students to engage with research from diverse institutions and research centers
  • Two different tracks: thesis track for students interested in doctoral study and content track for non-academic research careers (marketing, HR, pharmaceutical research, etc.)
  • Evening classes to accommodate students who work during the day

Admission Requirements

  • A B.A./B.S. degree with at least a 3.0 GPA from a recognized college or university
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • Two (but preferably three) letters of recommendation addressing your potential for graduate study in psychology.
  • A statement about your personal and professional goals. Identify whether you are interested in the Content Track or Thesis Track. For Thesis track, include areas of research and faculty members you might be interested in working with.
  • A writing sample is encouraged, but not required
  • Undergraduate courses in statistics and research methodology are strongly recommended
  • GRE scores are not required but scores from the Verbal and Quantitative sections may be submitted.

Application Deadlines

Fall 2021 Priority Deadline: March 1st

Degree Requirements

30 total credits

  • Thesis or content track option
  • Three required research and statistics courses
  • Thesis Track: Work with a research mentor to develop a thesis proposal and final thesis. Present research at a professional conference.
  • Content Track: Pass a written qualifying exam demonstrating competency in content areas studied in the program.

Graduate Faculty

Visit the Psychology Graduate Faculty Listing.

Contact the Department

Dr. Lisa Payne
(856) 225-6378
lisa.payne@rutgers.edu
Armitage Hall, Rm 347

Program Website

Visit the Department of Psychology website.