Master of Arts in Applied Psychology (4 + 1 Program)

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Students can apply to the Masters in Applied Psychology program from the fall semester of their Junior year through the first semester of their Senior year. Prior to applying students must have completed PSY-212 (Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis). Students also must complete PSY-299 prior to final acceptance into the program. This can be done prior to applying or once provisionally accepted into the program. PSY-299 is offered during J term and the summer only. Applications are reviewed each spring. Once accepted students can complete the Electives portion of the MA in Applied Psychology curriculum. Typically students take one graduate elective course each semester of their Senior year. The Core curriculum courses in Applied Behavior Analysis can be started the summer after attaining the Bachelor's degree.


PSY-212 Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis
PSY-299 Field Experience in Applied Behavior Analysis

Electives (choose 2):

*PSY-515 Psychological Tests
*PSY-525 Cognitive Development
PSY-530 Intervention for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
PSY-533 Interventions for Individuals with Autism
*PSY-545 Health Psychology
*PSY-565 Drugs & Human Behavior
*PSY-574 Psychology of the Family
*PSY-577 Developmental Psychopathology
*PSY-582 Aging, Brain, & Cognition
PSY-585 Independent Research & Study
PSY-595 Special Topics (varies by semester)

* Course cross-listed with undergraduate 300-level course with same number

Core Curriculum

PSY-510 Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis
PSY-511 Principles of Learning
PSY-513 Observational Methods & Functional Assessment
PSY-514 Single Subject Research Design & Analysis
PSY-516 Creating Effective & Ethical Interventions
PSY-535 Language Assessment & Intervention
PSY-536 Social Skills Assessment & Intervention

Questions about the program, contact:

Elaine Scorpio
Chairperson & Associate Professor
Science Hall 319D

Syracuse University, Social Psychology

Dr. Scorpio is a social psychologist whose interests are focused on the impact of stereotyping and biases on social perception, judgment and decision making. She has studied the role of gender and racial biases on judgments in many different contexts. Of particular interest are the effects of gender stereotypes on perceptions of female leaders. Dr. Scorpio teaches Introductory Psychology and Research/ Statistics as well as courses in various areas of social psychology.