Spring 2020 Update 
    Jul 14, 2024  
Spring 2020 Update [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Psychology, M.A.: Concentration in Human Resource Management

NY State Program Code: 04161
HEGIS Code: 2001.00
CIP Code: 42.0101

(36 credits)

The Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology, in conjunction with the Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, provides specific training in the human resources field, such that students will be able to apply basic psychological knowledge in the practice of personnel selection, management/employee relations and performance appraisal. The Human Resource Management concentration prepares students to work in corporations, nonprofit organizations and other business settings. Our graduates apply concepts and skills, learned through the combined program, which enable businesses to increase productivity and enhance organizational performance.

Upon completion, students will receive a master’s degree in general psychology from the the Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology, as well as an Advanced Certificate in Human Resource Management from the Willumstad School of Business.

This 36 credit concentration consists of five required Business courses, five required Psychology Courses and two Psychology electives. In addition, students must successfully complete a Comprehensive Exam or Master’s Thesis.


*Statistics must be taken prior to Research Methods

Admission Requirements

Students are admitted to the M.A. in General Psychology on a rolling admission basis. Students may start in the fall, spring, or summer. Admission requirements for the M.A. in General Psychology program include: a minimum 3.0 GPA, two letters of recommendation; a personal essay; transcripts from all previously attended schools; a listing of grades in all undergraduate and graduate psychology courses; prerequisite courses (or equivalents): General Psychology and one additional psychology course; general GRE scores recommended (not required)