M.S. in Applied Psychological Methods
That’s what our graduates produce by learning to apply psychological research and statistical methods to challenges faced by businesses, non-profit organizations, educational institutions and policy makers.
A Marriage of Data Analytics and Behavioral Science
The Master’s Degree in Applied Psychological Methods readies students to improve the efficiency of organizations and corporations with courses in:
- Core quantitative concepts, theories, and methods
- Data management
- Psychometric theory
- Statistical methods
- Survey research methods
- Ethical issues related to research in applied sciences
The Program Evaluation track provides further training in needs assessment, impact and outcome assessment, and qualitative analysis.
The Tests and Measures track provides further specialization in advanced statistics and data analysis, data mining, and test development and validation.
A Versatile Degree Within the Growing Field of Big Data
A master’s degree in Applied Psychological Methods prepares students for employment in a vast number of settings:
- Multi-national corporations concerned with monitoring productivity and increasing ROI
- Public and private school systems who rely on evaluations to measure teacher and student performance
- Testing organizations such as The College Board and Educational Testing Service who design and oversee educational testing
- Government-sponsored organizations serving diverse populations that require assessment to procure funding
- Funded research projects within and outside of universities that utilize data-analysis
- Media and consumer organizations that measure advertising effectiveness and consumer behavior
Knowledge and Skills that Make a Real-World Difference
A required internship in a professional setting in the New York metropolitan area offers students the opportunity to complete a project applying their experience to a real-world problem. Internship opportunities include businesses, healthcare centers, and nonprofits. Collaborating partners that benefit underserved populations include the After School Corporation, the Mary Mitchell Family and Youth Center, Jewish Home Lifecare, and Isabella Geriatric Center.