M.A. degree program in experimental psychology
HEGIS code 2002
NYS SED program code 90064

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This program allows students to concentrate in the areas of cognition, learning, perception, cognitive and behavioral neuroscience, developmental psychology, and social psychology. Focus is on preparation for a career in basic or applied research in a variety of settings. This program is also useful for those who wish to enroll in a doctoral program in psychology. For additional program details please visit,

Program Heads

Office Hours
Gao, Yu Interim Director 718.951.5000 x6033 5602C James Hall yugao @ brooklyn.cuny.edu Email for appointments
Hucey, Tonia Graduate Program Assistant 718-951-5601 5401 James Hall tonia.hucey @ brooklyn.cuny.edu Email for an appointment


Admission Requirements

Department Psychology
Fall Application Deadline March 1st - Applications accepted on a rolling basis until class is full.
Spring Application Deadline The program does not accept applications for Spring
Supporting Documents for Matriculation:
Submit the following documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions: transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (applicants who earned a bachelor's degree outside the United States need to submit a 'Course by Course International Transcript Evaluation.' http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/admissions/graduate/apply/documents.php), two letters of recommendation, and an essay on personal background, experiences, interests, and goals relevant to program (maximum three pages). Refer to instructions at http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/admissions/graduate/apply.php .
TOEFL (paper, computer, internet) 520, 190, 69


Matriculation requirements
Applicants should offer: (a) an overall GPA of 3.00 or better, (b) a minimum of 12 credits in psychology, and (c) courses both in statistics and in research methods, with a grade of B or better in both courses. General matriculation and admission requirements of the Division of Graduate Studies are in the section "Admission" of the Graduate Bulletin.

Degree requirements
Either 36 credits or 30 credits and a thesis, for which one opts by registering for Psychology 7781G, a three-credit course. The four required courses include Psychology 7701G, 7703G, 7705G and 7706G. The remainder of each student's program consists of elective courses. Courses offered toward the degree must be 7000-level courses or higher. The comprehensive examination is a requirement of the program and students are eligible to take it when they have registered for their 24th credit.