Master of Applied Psy. Program Schedule (42 Credits)

Master of Applied Psychology Program Schedule (42 Credits)

Program Requirements:
Foundation (12 cr.)
Applied Experience (15cr.—6 cr. Practicum Experience, 3 cr. Capstone Experience, 3 cr. Professional Development Seminar; 3 cr. Practicum Group Supervision);
Concentration/Electives (15-18cr.)
Electronic Portfolio: After completion of 24 credits, students submit their electronic portfolio for initial review. Final review is due on completion of program credits.

Semester 1 (12 credits)

  • Statistical Methods and Research Design 18:844:506 (3 credits)
    or
    Introduction to Analysis and Single Case Design 18: 820:512 (3 credits) (for ABA Concentration only)
  • Biological Bases of Human Behavior 18:844:507 (3 credits)
    or
    Biology of Addictive Behaviors 19:910:510 (ACT Concentration only)
  • Concentration Course or Elective (3 credits)
  • Concentration Course or Elective (3 credits)

Semester 2 (12 credits)

Psychopathology: Theoretical, Experimental and Descriptive 18:844:508
(3 credits)
Ethics and Professional Development Seminar (3 credits) 18:844:511
or
Ethics for Behavior Analysts 18:820:521 (3 credits) (ABA only)
or
Professional Development and Responsibility in Addictions Practice 19:910:599 (3 credits) (ACT only)
  • Special Topics Seminar: Civic and global citizenship, social justice and cultural diversity 18:844:510 (3 credits)
  • Concentration Course or Elective (3 credits)

Semester 3 (10.5 credits)

  • Concentration Course or Elective (3 credits)
  • Concentration Course or Elective (3 credits)
  • Practicum Group Supervision (1.5 credits) 18:844:501
  • Professional Practicum Placement (3 credits) 18:844:505
    or
    Practicum: Clinical Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorders (3 credits) 18:821:681
  • Electronic Portfolio Review I (0 Credit) 18:844:503

Semester 4 (7.5 Credits)

  • Independent Study (Capstone Experience) (3 credits)18:844:502
    or
    Independent Study of Alcohol Related Issues (3 credits) 18:821:679
  • Practicum Group Supervision (1.5 credits) 18:844:501
  • Professional Practicum Placement (3 credits) 18:844:505
    or
    Practicum: Clinical Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorders (3 credits) 18:821:681
  • Electronic Portfolio Review II (0 Credit) 18:844:504
Concentrations/Certificates/Electives

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) (18 credits)

The ABA classes are taught in a six course sequence and are approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) as meeting the academic requirements necessary for sitting for the certification exam. For information about the BACB's other requirements for certification visit www.bacb.com.

Courses

Course Numbers

Credits

Basic Principles of Behavior Analysis

18:820:513

3

Introduction to Analysis and Single Case Design

18:820:512

3

Ethics for Behavior Analysts

18:820:521

3

Applications of Behavior Analytic Principles: Changing Behavior

18:820:514

3

Applications of Behavior Analytic Principles: Functional Assessment and Treatment Development

18:820:516

3

Advanced Topics in Behavior Analysis: Teaching Children with Autism And Related Disorders

18:820:517
 

3

TOTAL

 

18

 

Addiction Counselor Training (ACT) Certification Program (18 credits)

A comprehensive masters-level curriculum designed to meet the needs of the matriculated student offered by the School of Social Work and developed in partnership with the Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies.  ACT courses (housed in the School of Social Work) resulted from a workforce-development initiative, funded by New Jersey’s Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services. The program is designed to fulfill all of the CADC educational requirements (270 hours) for NJ in a 9-month curriculum.

Courses

Course Numbers

Credits

Addictive Behaviors Across the Lifespan 

19:910:514

3

Biology of Addictive Behaviors

19:910:510

3

Addictive Behaviors I

19:910:522

3

Addictive Behaviors II

19:910:597

3

Case Management in Addictions Practice

19:910:598

3

Professional Development and Responsibility in Addictions Practice

19:910:599

3

TOTAL

 

18

 

Certificate in Alcohol Studies (15 credits)

*Note: These courses do not fulfill CADC educational requirements.

Courses

Course Number

Credits

Foundations in Alcohol Studies: Biology, Psychology & Sociology Provides a review of the essential information about alcohol’s acute and chronic effects on biology and behavior and the sociology of its use and misuse.

18:821:680

3

Independent Study of Alcohol-Related Issues

Opportunity to pursue an area of interest concerning alcohol use and misuse under the supervision and guidance of a faculty member.

18:821:679

3,3

Practicum: Clinical Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorders

Prerequisite: Previous experience in direct patient care. Required for students in degree programs that provide specific training in counseling or psychotherapy, such as clinical psychology (Ph.D. or Psy.D.), counseling psychology, social work, or psychiatric nursing.

18:821:681

3,3

TOTAL

 

15

 

Course Electives (18 credits)

Any concentration course can be taken as an elective.  Examples of Electives:

Courses

Course Number

Credits

Diversity & Racial Identity

820:575

3

Trauma

821:605

3

Pediatric Behavioral Medicine

826:544

3

Behavioral Medicine

821:631

3

Community Psychology

820:593

3

Planned Electives (not yet available)

 

 

Health Psychology

18:844:512

3

Cognitive Behavioral Theories

18:844:513

3

Theories of Psychotherapy

18:844:514

3

Contemporary Psychodynamic Theories

18:844:515

3

Total number of credits in the degree program= 42 credits

Bachelor to Master Program

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BA/MAP Combined Program Description

The BA/MAP combined program allows undergraduate students to take a minimum of 6 credits during their senior year of undergraduate studies. Students interested in pursuing an advanced career in psychology or obtaining a doctorate in psychology in the future can apply to the combined program during their junior year, and can obtain their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in five years total.

The bachelor degree in psychology provides basic, foundational instruction in various content areas of psychological science. Students graduating with an undergraduate degree in psychology from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, have many different aspirations and follow varied career paths after graduation. The curriculum allows students flexibility in choosing the trajectory and intensity of the psychological training they will receive. The aim is two-fold, first to prepare students for graduate professional training in neurobiology, cognitive, social, or clinical psychology or a closely related disciplines, and secondly to equip all of the students with the basic concepts and skills in psychology appropriate to match the ever-changing demands of their fast-paced world.

The 42-credit Master of Applied Psychology (MAP) offers instruction in foundation knowledge of the scientific basis of psychology and education and training in applied areas of psychology. The program embraces the mission of the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) by offering instruction that has an emphasis on civic and global citizenship, social justice and cultural diversity. This course of study provides students with knowledge needed to understand individual and collective behaviors; develop quantitative and qualitative statistical analysis and research design needed to analyze the corresponding physical and environmental contributors to human behavior; and a beginning understanding of the analysis and treatment of behavior problems and disorders. Students admitted into the BA/MAP program will matriculate into the General Track, but can apply to enter the Applied Behavioral Analysis, Addiction Counselor Training (ACT), or Alcohol Studies.

The BA/MAP program will allow students to 1) accelerate their training through advanced standing; 2) receive graduate-level training with options for specialization in certificate programs such as Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) and eligibility to pursue the licensure level known as the Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) and Applied Behavior Analysis; 3) receive curricular instruction, practicum and applied research experience needed to be prepared for competitive admission criteria for doctoral level studies; and 4) reduce the cost of their graduate education.

Admission Requirements

Application Deadline: Students may apply in the junior year or equivalent credits. Students will apply via the grad portal. There are rolling admissions into the MAP program, and students are encouraged to apply before the end of the junior academic year.

Major: Psychology (in progress undergraduate students).

Minimum GPA: At the completion of 90 credits, typically the end of the junior year, the student will have a minimum of a 3.O GPA.

Prerequisite Courses Required: General Psychology (01:830:101), Statistics (01:830:200 or 01:830:400), one psychology elective (any 300 level or above SAS Psychology Elective).

GRE Scores – general only

Two letters of recommendation

Personal statement

Transcripts

Ultimate admissions decisions will be made by GSAPP in consultation with the JPOC.

There is no guaranteed number of seats reserved for SAS students.

Students admitted to the GSAPP MAP program must maintain a GPA of 3.0 for the remainder of their bachelor’s degree or forfeit their seat in the MAP program.

Students who are denied admissions to joint degree program may apply again for the MAP program as part of the general applicant pool observing the admissions deadline in the year prior to their intended fall of matriculation in the GSAPP.

For more information, contact Rachel Diaz at r.diaz@rutgers.edu.