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Psychology - Applied Psychological Methods, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
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Fusing data analytics and behavioral science, Fordham’s master’s degree program in applied psychological methods will prepare you to help businesses, nonprofits, educational institutions, and policy makers create more efficient decisions in line with their long-term goals.

Though run by the psychology department, the applied psychological methods program welcomes students from a variety of academic backgrounds. An interdisciplinary program, applied psychological methods brings together a diverse faculty and course offerings from Fordham’s computer and information science department, political science department, and the Graduate School of Education.

You’ll choose between one of two tracks:

  • Program Evaluation provides training in needs assessment, impact and outcome assessment, and qualitative analysis.
  • Tests and Measures focuses on advanced statistics and data analysis, data mining, and test development and validation.

You’ll also gain hands-on experience applying psychological research and statistical methods to real-world problems through our internship program. Partnering organizations include the New York City Department of Education, National School Climate Center, Metis Associates, Prophase LLC, the Mary Mitchell Family and Youth Center, Jewish Home Lifecare, and the Isabella Geriatric Center.

Program Highlights
  • Strong foundation in core quantitative concepts, theories, and methods including psychometric theory, research methodology, and statistics
  • Deep knowledge of ethical issues related to research in applied settings
  • All courses designed specifically for graduate-level work

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Psychometric Theory
  • Ethics & Society
  • Political Survey Research
  • Regression 
  • Multivariate Analysis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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General Requirements

  • Online Application
  • Statement of Purpose (1-2 pages, double spaced)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Writing Sample
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • GRE Exam (Fordham’s GRE school code is 2259)
  • Undergraduate Transcripts (Sent to: Fordham University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Keating 216, 441 East Fordham Road, Bronx, NY, 10458)
  • Application Fee of $70

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1486 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1486 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1486 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1486 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Manhattan

  • 2638 - 5760 USD/month
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