Experimental psychology uses scientific methods to improve our understanding of the mind, brain, and behavior. The Master's Program in Experimental Psychology offers students an education in the foundations of psychological knowledge, the current state of the field, and training in research design and data analysis at an affordable cost. Students learn to ask and answer questions in the psychological sciences and have the opportunity for professional development and mentoring.
Is an M.A. in Experimental Psychology right for you?
The M.A. in Experimental Psychology is ideal for students who wish to deepen their knowledge of theories and research in psychology and to gain experience with research methods. This knowledge is valuable in the workforce; many students also pursue the M.A. so as to become more competitive candidates for doctoral programs. Please note that although the M.A. in Experimental Psychology can be helpful for students who wish to continue on to doctoral programs in clinical psychology, this program does not provide practical training in how to conduct psychological therapy. Students who are interested in a program that will lead directly to applied work in mental health fields should consider Brooklyn College's M.A. in Mental Health Counseling.
Why our program?
Students in our program attain professional level expertise in classical and current psychological theories and research, methods of data collection and analysis, effective communication, and ethical conduct. Our faculty has expertise in topics including perception, learning, memory, motor skills, language, emotion, social processes, development, and the neural basis for many of these functions. The flexible nature of this program allows students to take courses according to their interests and schedules, and choose whether they want to complete a thesis. Graduates of our program will be able to market their knowledge of psychological concepts and research methodology for a wide range of careers involving research, healthcare, government agencies, and the private sector, and for admittance into competitive doctoral programs.