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Master of Applied Psy. Program Schedule (42 Credits)

 

Core MAP Courses (15 credits)

Course Number

Credits

Psychopathology

18:844:508

3

Special Topics Seminar: Civic and global citizenship, social justice, and cultural diversity

 

18:844:510

 

3

Capstone Experience: Independent Study

18:844:502

3

Professional Practicum Placement I

18:844:505

3

Professional Practicum Placement II

18:844:516

3

Electronic Portfolio Review I

18:844:503

0

Electives

 

 

Mental Health Policy

18:844:512

3

Special Topics: Adult Autism Spectrum Disorders

18:844:514

3

Intro to Autism Spectrum Disorders

18:844:513

3

Foundation in Alcohol Studies: Biology, Psychology and Sociology

18:844:680

3

Sports Psychology: Theory, Research and Practice

18:844:618

3

Assessment and Intervention in Sport Psychology

18:844:617

3

Pediatric Feeding Disorders

18:820:524

3

General Track (6 elective options can include ABA/ACT courses)

 

 

Biological Bases of Human Behavior (General and ABA)

18:844:507

3

Ethics and Professional Development Seminar

18:844:511

3

Statistical Methods and Research Design (General and ACT)

18:844:506

3

ABA Courses (1 elective options)

 

 

Biological Bases of Human Behavior (General and ABA)

18:844:507

3

Introduction to Analysis and Single Case Design

18:820:512

3

Basic Principles of Behavior Analysis

18:820:513

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

Special Topics in ABA: State of the Art Teaching Strategies foChildren with ASD and Related Disorders

 

18:820:517

 

3

Ethics for Behavior Analysts

18:820:521

3

OBM in Human Services (Supervision in ABA)

18:820:522

3

ACT Courses toward LCADC (2 elective options)

 

 

Statistical Methods and Research Design (general and ACT)

18:844:506

3

HBSE: Understanding Addictive Behaviors

19:910:514

3

Biology of Addictive Behaviors (2of6) (removed Fall 2019)

19:910:510

3

Gambling Counseling and Special Topics (Prerequisite to AddictivBehaviors I)

 

19:910:510

 

3

Addictive Behaviors I (3of6)

19:910:522

3

Addictive Behaviors II (4of6)

19:910:597

3

Case Management in Addictions Practice (5of6)

19:910:598

3

Professional Development and Responsibility in Addictions Practice (6of6)

 

19:910:599

 

3

Concentrations/Certificates/Electives

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) (21 credits)

The ABA classes are taught in a seven course sequence and are based on the 5th Edition Task List of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. The Association for Behavior Analysis International has verified our courses toward the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® examination. Applicants will need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination.

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
Personnel Supervision and Management in Applied Behavior Analysis 18:820:521 3
TOTAL   21
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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).

Two letters of recommendation

Personal statement

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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.