M.A. - Human Development and Social Intervention
The full-time, 42-credit M.A. in Human Development and Social Intervention emphasizes the practical skills of research design and methods, grant writing and grant management, and program development and evaluation from a community psychology perspective. The curriculum is firmly rooted in community, social, personality, and developmental psychology. Students learn how issues such as poverty, race, gender, and culture influence the daily lives of individuals. A range of research experiences, along with grant writing opportunities, aid students in understanding how to apply social interventions to these issues. In addition to a core of research methodology and psychology courses, students pursue one of three areas of study: Developmental Psychology, Health, or Methodology.
Our New York City location provides students with an ideal urban setting for studying many kinds of communities and settings combined with easy access to gateways to the world at large.
The program is designed for recent college graduates with backgrounds in the social sciences, including psychology, social work, sociology, anthropology, and race, gender or ethnic studies, as well as those who have work or volunteer experiences in non-profit organizations, schools, health facilities, and community centers and seek to further or change the direction of their careers. Applicants must have completed at least five psychology courses and one statistics course within three years of matriculation to the program.
The degree prepares students to pursue careers as research project directors, research coordinators, grant writers, research scientists, and program evaluators in university-based research centers, community agencies, hospitals, school systems, and private industry, including evaluation research firms. In addition, the program prepares students to pursue doctoral study in the social sciences, such as human development, public policy, or social and community psychology.
New York University is a member of the Association of American Universities and is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Applications to the M.A. program are reviewed once yearly. The deadline is February 1 for fall semester matriculation.
To be considered for financial aid, all applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using FAFSA on the Web. Submit the FAFSA by February 1 for fall enrollment.
Tuition & Financial Aid
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Financial Aid Offered: No
Classification: Doctoral/Research Universities - Extensive
Institution Sector: Private not-for-profit
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 20,000 and above