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Psychology Department Graduate Program Catalog 2016-17

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11 recommendations for student development, and develop a time-line for further student evaluation. For situations which call for automatic dismissal, the relevant Psychology Department Program Director will notify the student of their dismiss- al and inform them of rights and procedures related to appealing their dismissal. For situations that have been referred to the Scholastic Stand- ing Committee, the subcommittee will make a recommendation to the faculty regarding actions to be taken. e plan must be approved by the Psychology Department Faculty. In cases where the subcommittee of the Scholastic Standing Committee recommends dismissal, this action must be approved by the Psychology Department Faculty. All students who have been dismissed from one of the graduate programs have the right to appeal the dismissal. MASTER OF ARTS IN PSYCHOLOGY e Dyson College of Arts and Sciences Psychology Department in New York City offers a 36-credit hour Master of Arts (MA) in Psychology. e program includes 18 hours of required courses and 18 hours of elective courses. e program provides graduate students with a general academic foundation in the field of psychology, and fills a training gap in the changing professional preparation for employment in human service organizations. It also may be suited to those who may seek to further their study at the doctoral level. e program offers a wide variety of required and elective courses that provide students with the skills and resources needed to examine and understand the broader context of a person's life – family, school, work groups, and other significant systems. PROGRAM DIRECTOR Dr. Richard Velayo (New York City campus) One Pace Plaza (212) 346-1558 (212) 346-1618 (FAX) rvelayo@pace.edu Required Courses: Credits PSY 604 Developmental Psychology 3 PSY 612 Neuropsychology 3 PSY 615 Research Methods and Statistics I 3 PSY 623 Social Psychology 3 PSY 624 Cognitive Psychology 3 PSY 625 Personality eories 3 PSY 698 Professional Seminar 0 Elective Courses: Credits PSY 602 Ethics in Psychology 3 PSY 603 Introduction to International Psychology 3 PSY 608 Community Psychology 3 PSY 610 Psychopathology 3 PSY 616 Research Methods and Statistics II 3 PSY 617 Human Learning 3 PSY 618 Community Mental Health: Philosophy and Concepts 3 PSY 619 Community Resources: Interagency Coordination in the Delivery of Services 3 PSY 621 Psychological Measurements 3 PSY 626 Forensic Psychology 3 PSY 627 Mentored Lab Class Semester I 3 PSY 628 Mentored Lab Class Semester II 3 PSY 634 Instructional Psychology: Multimedia Applications 3 PSY 643 Psychology at the United Nations 3 PSY 646 Critical inking 3 PSY 656 Developmental Disabilities 3 PSY 667 Multicultural/Gender Issues 3 PSY 680 Program Evaluation 3 PSY 681 Organizational Psychology 3 PSY 682 Personnel Psychology 3 PSY 683 Organizational Development 3 PSY 684 Occupational Health Psychology 3 PSY 690 Special Topics in Psychology 3 PSY 691 Practicum in Psychology 3 PSY 695 Independent Study I 3 PSY 696 Special Topics 3 PSY 699 MA esis 3 Other psychology courses as approved by the Director of the MA in Psychology program or the Director of Graduate Psychology Programs. Psychology Department (NYC) Dismissal Procedures Continued matriculation in the graduate programs is contingent upon meeting academic standards (including those noted in completion re- quirements), maintaining academic integrity, achieving program-spe- cific professional competencies, and adhering to ethical and professional standards as promulgated by APA and NASP. ere are certain situations which will result in automatic dismissal from the program. ese include: a. A grade of "F" in any course in the Psychology Graduate Program b. Two grades below "B" in any courses in the Psychology Graduate Program c. Failure to maintain any of the standards noted in the completion requirements ere are other circumstances for which problems with student perfor- mance will result in referral to a three-person subcommittee of the Scho- lastic Standing Committee for further deliberation and/or implementa- tion of a plan for monitoring of student progress. ese include: a. Failure to maintain at least a "B" (3.0) average in the Psychology Graduate Programs for more than one semester b. Failure to demonstrate proficiencies in program-specific competencies c. Any report that the student is engaged in unethical or unprofessional practices Following deliberation, the subcommittee of the Scholastic Standing Committee might recommend any number of options, including dis- missal, continued academic probation, temporary part-time study, and temporary suspension of professional activities in the McShane Center or field placement settings, or, recommendation for involvement in an im- provement plan. Following deliberation, the subcommittee of the scho- lastic standing committee will then provide a feedback meeting with the student. e purpose of the meeting is to clarify student progress, make recommendations for student development, and develop a time-line for further student evaluation.

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