Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

Program Details

Students complete a total of four core courses (12 credits) and six specialization courses (18 credits), which includes a three-credit one-semester internship.

Students must select from one of two specializations to meet the degree requirements:
(1) Program Evaluation or (2) Tests and Measurements.
Each specialization has three required courses, two elective courses, and a one-semester three-credit internship

Pre/co-requisites: Students must have successfully completed courses (at undergraduate or graduate levels), or demonstrated other indicators of competency, in each of the following areas:  
  • psychology theory and research
  • research methods
  • statistical techniques
  • psychological testing
Examples of courses currently offered at Fordham which would satisfy these requirements include: 
  • PSYC1000 - Introductory Psychology
  • PSYC2010 - Research Methods  OR  PSYC6830 - Research Methods
  • PSYC 2000 - Statistics  OR  PSYC6802 - Statistics 

Core Courses

Students, irrespective of master’s specialization, must complete four of the following courses:

  • POSC 5251-Political Survey Research (Dr. Costas Panagopoulos)
    Course covers the basics of survey research.
  • PSYC 7804– Regression (Dr. Se-Kang Kim) Course covers all types of regression analyses. Hands on experience and development of expertise in conducting regression analyses will be provided.
  • PSYC 7816 Multivariate Analyses (Drs. David Budescu or Se-Kang Kim)
  • PSYC 6900 Psychometric Theory (Drs. Charles Lewis or Ying Liu)
  • CEED5050 – Ethics & Society
    Cross-disciplinary Perspectives (offered by the Center for Ethics Education)  -- Course provides an introduction to moral philosophy, moral theology, and professional ethics in the social and natural sciences. Class readings include writings relevant to social ethical issues from multiple perspectives, including anthropology, business, economics, philosophy, psychology, theology and religious studies, law, and sociology. Provides students with an introduction to the knowledge and critical thinking skills that will enable them to identify and understand the ethical decisions that affect the welfare of individuals and the integrity of their professions.
Students are trained to apply psychological research and statistical methods in work settings ranging from:
  • profit and non-profit business
  • education
  • health
  • government
  • media
  • community organizations
  • research institutes
Students are introduced to diverse fields of work, core quantitative concepts, theories, methods, and related considerations including:
  • psychometric theory
  • statistical methods
  • survey research methods and ethical issues related to research in applied sciences.
All students take a one-semester internship in a professional setting in the New York metropolitan area and complete a project applying their learning to a real world problem in the area of their specialization.

For further information and/or questions please contact:

Andrew Rasmussen, PhD
Associate Professor, Psychology
Director, MS in Applied Psychological Methods
Fordham University

+1 (718) 817 4692
+1 (646) 293 3977

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