New Jersey Master’s in Psychology Programs and Resources

Featured below is a list of New Jersey colleges, sorted by affordability, that offer postgraduate psychology degree programs. New Jersey has 13 schools that provide 42 degree programs. Degree types are in the studies of psychology, applied behavior analysis, clinical psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, counseling psychology, counseling psychology, clinical and counseling psychology, educational psychology, forensics, marriage and family therapy, human behavior and organizational psychology, psychological services, experimental psychology, theoretical psychology, clinical psychopharmacology, applied psychology, school psychology; and combined school and clinical psychology. The “New Jersey Psychology Resources” table, under the school indexing, is a helpful tool that highlights local psychology information. Neighboring states offering graduate psychology programs include New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware.

New Jersey Masters in Psychology

New Jersey Master’s in Psychology Programs

Rowan University The RU MA in School Psychology provides a background in the theories, major knowledge, and methodological procedures in psychology. While coursework for this program meets the academic requirements for NJ DOE certification, it is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all other certification requirements are met.
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Georgian Court University (NASP,BACB) The GCU MA in School Psychology main focus is to enrich the educational experience for children. It focuses on diversity, social justice, and sound counseling so that you can work in schools. This rigorous program will equip you to address the psychological, academic, and behavioral needs of students so they can excel in their pursuits. GCU also offers a MA in Applied Behavior Analysis.
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Caldwell University (ABAI,BACB) The CU Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) prepares students for employment within the fields where there are growing demands for competent professionals. Fields including: developmental services, special education, and mental health.
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Montclair State University The MSU MA Program in Clinical Psychology is designed to provide students with a foundation in the theory, research, and practice of clinical psychology. Two concentrations include Child/Adolescent Psychology and Forensic Psychology. The MSU MA in General Psychology seeks to provide students with a solid foundation in psychological principles and research methods. MSU also offers a MA in Industrial/Organizational psychology.
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Saint Elizabeth University The CSE MA in Counseling Psychology is a foundational program that also offers students the option to specialize in mental health counseling and school counseling. The CSE MA in Applied Behavior Analysis prepares professionals to work with individuals with autism, developmental disabilities and behavior challenges.
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Felician University (MPCAC) The FU Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology (MACP) prepares students for a meaningful career as a licensed mental health professional, specifically as licensed counselors, with the ability to serve diverse populations within society. Our program is taught within the framework of our Franciscan values.
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William Paterson University (MPCAC) The WPU MA in Clinical & Counseling Psychology prepares students for the professional practice of counseling, assessment and/or mental health research. The program emphasizes clinical skills, ethical responsibility, cultural competency, self-awareness, and current body of knowledge in the scientific, methodological and theoretical foundations of practice. Possible careers include: mental health clinicians, researchers, or to work in various human services settings.
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New Jersey City University The NJCU MA in Educational Psychology offers a broad education in psychology. The program of courses and field experiences serve as preparation for entry into doctoral or certification programs (such as school psychology certification).
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Kean University The KU Nathan Weiss School of Psychology offers four separate master's degree programs in psychology. An MA in Forensic Psychology, MA in Marriage and Family Therapy, MA in Human Behavior and Organizational Psychology and MA in Psychological Services. Our programs go beyond theory to delve into different aspects of important areas of psychology.
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Rider University (BACB) The RU MA in Applied Psychology: Applied Behavior Analyst is designed to fill the critical need for highly trained behavior analysts. Students learn how to apply behavioral principles to solve performance problems, build new behaviors and strengthen existing appropriate behaviors. Prepares students for certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with careers working with children.
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Seton Hall University The SHU Master of Arts in Psychological Studies provides students with a program grounded in basic theory and methods of psychology, and introduces students to the many diverse fields of psychology. Concentrations include: Marriage and Family Therapy, School Psychology, Sport and Exercise Psychology, and Individualized. SHU also offers a MS in Experimental Psychology.
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Fairleigh Dickinson University Metropolitan Campus FDU Metropolitan Campus offers an MA in General Theoretical Psychology with electives include: clinical psychology, social/consumer psychology, organizational psychology, and behavioral research. The FDU MA in School Psychology Certification provides the education to become a professional school psychologist. Also offered is a MS in Clinical Psychopharmacology, and a MA in Forensic Psychology.
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Fairleigh Dickinson University Florham Campus The FDU Florham Campus offers a MA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology is designed to provide a comprehensive and empirically based background in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Students gain knowledge in work psychology based concepts including: selection and hiring, learning and development, assessment and measurement, employee engagement, and leadership to the impact of technology on behavior and systems.
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Rutgers University Camden The RU Camden Master of Arts in Psychology combines rigorous academic classes with an opportunity for individually supervised research apprenticeships. Our curriculum and training emphasizes scientific research methods that can be used to assist in the solution of real-world problems.
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Rutgers University The RU Master's in Applied Psychology offers instruction in foundation knowledge of the scientific basis of psychology and education and training in applied areas of psychology. The program embraces the mission of the school by offering instruction that has an emphasis on civic and global citizenship, social justice and cultural diversity.
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New Jersey Doctorate in Psychology Programs

Rowan University (NASP) The RU EdS in School Psychology degree is concerned with psychological, professional, and related educational courses to develop awareness and skill in interventions, consultations, and assessments for school children.
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Georgian Court University (NASP) The GCU PsyD in School Psychology will enable school psychologists to expand their practice and move into more advanced practice settings. The program will provide graduates with the ability to serve children in schools, hospitals, clinics, and other advance practice settings by attending to their mental health and educational needs, while also emphasizing issues of diversity and social justice
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Caldwell University The CU PhD in Applied Behavior Analysis was designed to prepare students for high-level employment within areas where there are growing demands for competent professionals with expertise in applied behavior analysis: namely, developmental services, special education, mental health, and academia.
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Montclair State University The PhD in Clinical Psychology prepares students to become competent and highly skilled in the research and practice of clinical psychology. Students can seek advanced training in clinical child psychology or forensic psychology.
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Saint Elizabeth University The PsyD in Counseling Psychology is designed to meet the educational requirements for licensure by the New Jersey State Board of Psychological Examiners and will allow graduates to apply for licensure as practicing psychologists in New Jersey. Required courses include: Human Growth and Personality Development, Psychological Assessment, Psychopathology, Research Methods and Advanced Statistics, Counseling Theories, and Group Counseling.
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Felician University The PsyD in Counseling Psychology prepares graduates to become psychologists in the health care system of the future, providing mental and behavioral health services as part of an integrated, primary care model.
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William Paterson University (APA) The WPU PsyD in Clinical Psychology is a practitioner-scholar oriented program. The program is a full-time, five-year training program which integrates academic coursework, supervised clinical training, and research experience at every stage of the student’s progress.
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Kean University (APA,NASP) The KU PsyD combined School Psychology and Clinical Psychology prepares students for those roles, combining education and training across the two practice areas of school psychology and clinical psychology. The program offers numerous opportunities for clinical and research experiences, including a wide variety of externship placements and presenting and publishing with faculty members.
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Rider University (NASP) The RU Specialist in School Psychology offers a blend of traditional and contemporary school psychology training including psychological assessment, response to intervention, consultation, positive behavior support, counseling, and curriculum-based measurement. This innovate training makes graduates attractive to school districts.
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Seton Hall University The MA/EdS in School Psychology provides students with professional and academic training to address the individual, contextual, and systemic needs of children and adolescents as well as those who nurture and support them. The completion of the programs leads to certification by the New Jersey Department of Education as a school psychologist.
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Seton Hall University (APA) The PhD in Counseling Psychology prepares counseling psychologists in the scientist-practitioner model to assume roles as responsible, competent members of the professional psychological community with an understanding of both the value of research and applied practice.
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Fairleigh Dickinson University Metropolitan Campus (APA,NASP) The PsyD in School Psychology is an integration of theoretical and foundational knowledge and applied professional training for those committed to working with children and adolescents in schools and school-related settings. Graduates of the program also serve in leadership roles as well as in academic settings. The program prepares students for certification in school psychology and eligibility for licensure as a psychologist.
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Fairleigh Dickinson University Metropolitan Campus (APA) The FDU PhD in Clinical Psychology adheres to the scientist/practitioner model of training, and requires a number of clinical and research practica in addition to an extensive course curriculum. The scientist-practitioner orientation emphasizes academic content areas of psychology and views clinical training as growing directly out of foundations in psychological theory and research. An optional add-on forensic psychology track is available.
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Rutgers University (APA,PCSAS,APCS) The RU PsyD in Clinical Psychology educates psychologists for direct practice in clinical and applied professional setting by providing a solid foundation in clinical practice, grounded in the evolving scientific understanding of mind and behavior. Didactic training in broad and general psychological principles is coupled with practical, graduated instruction in a range of assessment and intervention modes.
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Rutgers University (APA,NASP) The RU PsyD in School Psychology prepares doctoral level psychologists for professional practice with children and youth in schools and other community settings. We emphasize integration of scientific knowledge with innovation in the delivery of psychological services to individuals, families, groups, and organizations.
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Rutgers University The RU PhD in Psychology offers four main areas of study: Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology and Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience. The program prepares students for careers as researchers in both academic and nonacademic settings. Students work closely with faculty members on research projects of mutual interest. Graduate training in Intradisciplinary Health Psychology is also offered.
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Princeton University The PU PhD in Psychology offers specialization in diverse areas, including behavioral economics, cognitive neuroscience, developmental psychology, language, learning and memory, perception and cognition, the psychology of inequality, social neuroscience, social psychology, and systems neuroscience. Interdisciplinary programs leading to joint degrees in psychology and neuroscience or psychology and social policy are offered.
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New Jersey Psychology Licensing and Resources

New Jersey State Board of Psychological Examiners This board licenses and regulates psychologists in New Jersey. The purpose is to protect the health, safety and welfare of the people of New Jersey; to regulate the practice of psychology; and to ensure that licensed psychologists practice professionally and ethically.
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National Alliance on Mental Illness New Jersey NAMI NJ fosters understanding about mental illness, confronts stigma often associated with mental disorders, advocates for public policies that benefit those affected by mental illness, and promotes research into the causes, treatment and recovery of mental health disorders.
New Jersey Psychological Association NJPA has been successfully serving its members for over 80 years by protecting, promoting, and enhancing the profession of psychology. The mission is the advancement of psychology as a science, as a profession, and as a means of promoting health and human welfare in an atmosphere that supports the diversity of its members and the society at large.
New Jersey Psychiatric Association The NJPA strives to support its members in the compassionate and ethical delivery of the most current, evidence-based, empirically validated psychiatric care in the state of New Jersey.
New Jersey Association for Behavior Analysis NJABA’s mission is to advance the science and evidence-based practice of behavior analysis through research, education, service delivery, and advocacy in the state of New Jersey. NJABA’s vision is a statewide community in which behavior analysts have the research, training, and resources they need to improve people’s lives.
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Latino Mental Health Association of New Jersey The LMHANJ is committed to addressing the mental health needs of Latinos by supporting mental health professionals through the advancement of training, treatment, research, and mentorship, and by advocating for the well-being of the Latino community.
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