Master of Arts

Psychology

Explore Human Nature.

Prepare for a rewarding career in research or a variety of human services fields with a CCSU MA in Psychology. Work with your advisor to develop a personalized program of study that helps you pursue your interests in helping others. 

Program Features

  • Starts every January and August  
  • 36- to 39-credit program  
  • Attend full- or part-time  
  • Access to experienced faculty invested in your success  
  • Research labs including:  
    • Applied Developmental Physiological Lab  
    • Biofeedback Lab for Research and Teaching  
    • Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Lab (SCAN-LAB)  
  • Internship opportunities at nearby institutions and agencies including:  
    • Prudence Crandall Center for Women  
    • Connecticut Children’s Medical Center  
    • University of Connecticut Health Center  
    • Whiting Forensic Institute  
    • Mercy Halfway House  
    • Biofeedback Practice at CCSU  
  • Financial aid is available  
  • No GMAT/GRE required 

Program Options

Community

Develop skills to conduct research or be an active practitioner in a variety of research and community organizations. Learn and practice community-based participatory, ecological, and mixed-method approaches through coursework and internships. Prepare for work that will increase empowerment and advance social justice among various communities.

Health

Understand the biological, behavioral, and social factors of health and illness. Develop interventions to foster health (e.g., prep work for biofeedback technician certification). Prepare for work in human services, non-profit organizations, primary care and other medical settings, and/or go on to doctoral programs in Health Psychology. 

General

Highly flexible program allows you to tailor your course selection to follow your individual interests in the field. Rigorous entry-level training prepares you to pursue your doctorate in Psychology or another field.

- Kevin Rodriguez, MA ’22

Enrolling in the Community Psychology graduate program at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) was one of the best decisions that I have made during my educational journey. In addition to the supportive faculty members and classmates that I have encountered at CCSU, I have been able to apply my educational knowledge from the graduate program into my professional work environment, which has opened many new doors for me.

- Kevin Rodriguez, MA ’22

What You'll Gain

  • Proficiency with summarizing and critically evaluating scholarly literature 
  • Advanced skills to comprehend, design, and conduct rigorous academic research 
  • Scholarly presentation abilities including writing and publishing peer-reviewed academic journals and presenting at professional conferences 
  • Capacity to critically analyze and integrate psychological theory in applied and real-life situations 
  • Expertise within an area of psychology 
  • Ability to pursue doctoral study at some of the top universities in the country 
  • Skills to enrich people’s lives and well-being 

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