Psychology (M.A.)

Human Behavior and Organizational Psychology Option

Full-time    Part-time

Expected Length: 2 years

Entry Date: Fall 2022

Credits: 33

Course Arrangement:

  • Full-time: Classes are scheduled on workdays (the actual class schedules are subject to change based on the admission results)
  • Part-time: Classes are scheduled on workday evenings and/or weekends

Language of Instruction: English

Program Description


The Master of Arts in Psychology, Human Behavior and Organization Psychology Option, is designed for individuals pursuing careers in all phases of Administrative positions (i.e., Managerial; Supervisory, etc.) within all types of Organizations/Corporations, some of which include Human Resources; Marketing; Sales; Health Care Settings; Education Settings; Law Enforcement; Ministry; and, Human and Social Services. It is also applicable for those individuals who wish to become self-employed as Consultants developing materials (i.e., Conflict Resolution; Anger Management; Managing Stress, etc.) to facilitate in-Services for organizations/corporations and employees. With violence in the workplace increasing, as well as worldwide, this program has particular value for those individuals whose current or prospective work calls for extensive contact with individuals and groups; human relation skills and the understanding and modification of behavior in order to maintain safe working conditions for all in any type of workplace setting.

Admission Requirements


  1. Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university

*Applicants, if not graduated from U.S. institutions, must submit a course-by-course evaluation of their official university transcript by National Association of Credit Evaluation Services (NACES) (http://www.naces.org), such as the International Education Evaluation (IEE) or World Education Services (WES) (need to choose course-by-course evaluation).

  1. Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended, cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher (lower GPAs will be considered based on strength of overall application)
  2. Two letters of recommendation
  3. Professional Resume/CV
  4. Personal Statement
  5. Departmental interview may be required
  6. Official TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo score reports of test taken within the past two years of application

*TOEFL iBT: 79, paper-based: 550; IELTS: 6.5; Duolingo English Test: 100

  1. 12 credits in the Behavioral Sciences (at least 6 of which are in Psychology)

Curriculum


* If have taken 12 credits in the Behavioral Sciences at the undergraduate level (at least 6 of which are in Psychology), the curriculum of this program will be:

Course Modules Credits (33)
Required Courses 12
Electives 15
Required courses to be taken at the end of program 6

Contact Us


Email: m.psy@wku.edu.cn

Tel: 0577-55870062

Graduation Requirements


The Psychology (M.A.) curriculum is comprised of 33 credits (and pre-requisite requirements, if any). Students who fulfill each course requirement, complete the capstone courses PSY 5530 and PSY 5585, and achieve a grade point average (GPA) no less than 3.0 will be conferred the Master of Arts in Psychology degree of Kean University.

For more information on the Psychology (M.A.) program at Kean University USA, please see: https://www.kean.edu/academics/programs/psychology-ma

*For more information of 2022 graduate admissions, please refer to the Wenzhou-Kean University Graduate Admissions Guidelines 2022.