Master's Level Programs


There are five Master's Level programs offered through the School of Psychology at FDU's Metropolitan Campus. The 36-credit M.A. Program in General/Theoretical Psychology provides broad-based training that is intended to prepare students for occupations in various scientific and professional areas of psychology. It is also appropriate for those students planning to pursue subsequent training at the doctoral level.

The M.A./Certification Program in School Psychology is an innovative, applied professional psychology program that leads to the M.A. degree and certification as a school psychologist in the State of New Jersey. This 60-credit program emphasizes training in the provision of direct services to school-aged children and their families.

The Postdoctoral M.S. in Clinical Psychopharmacology is primarily a distance-based program that provides a strong knowledge base in psychopharmacology and medical conditions. The distance-based format utilizes a combination of online discussion, readings and videos. It is only open to individuals who have already completed doctoral training in psychology.

M.A. Program in Forensic Psychology provides training in the practice of forensic psychology, forensic psychological assessment, research methodology and psychopathology. Externships are available at a variety of forensic sites. The curriculum consists of 36 credits offered on a trimester basis (four trimesters) over a one and a half year period, with multidisciplinary course offerings and faculty primarily draw from the School of Psychology drawn from criminal justice, sociology, biology, administrative science and law, as well as psychology.

B.A./M.A. Program in Forensic Psychology program,  leading to a master’s degree in forensic psychology, allows students to complete the typical B.A./M.A. course sequence in five years, rather than the usual 5 ½ years of full-time study.   

Typically, students completing the BA and MA programs independently are required to take 164 credits (128 for the BA and 36 for the MA in Forensic Psychology). The accelerated B.A./M.A. program reduces the number of required credits from 164 to 149.  Pursued full time, this accelerated degree program can be completed in five years.


For further information on the graduate programs, please contact:

Dr. Ron Dumont, Ed.D. (Director)
School of Psychology
Fairleigh Dickinson University
1000 River Road
T-WH1-01
Teaneck, New Jersey 07666
Phone No: 201-692-2300