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Program Type Format
Fairleigh Dickinson University-College at Florham
285 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 7940
The Fairleigh Dickinson University-College at Florham currently offers a range of different programs for those with an interest in psychology. These include undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate programs. Additionally, a focus is placed on those students who wish to change or enhance their career, which is why many of the programs are offered through distance learning solutions. Students are fully supported to gain experience in the field, through the connections made by faculty staff at the university itself. Additionally, the school offers mental health services to the community, and students are encouraged to take part in this in order to gain practical experience. [full profile]
Master of Arts in School Psychology Master's Campus
Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology PhD/Doctorate Campus
Postdoctoral Masters of Science Program in Clinical Psychopharmacology PhD/Doctorate Campus
Psy.D. Program in School Psychology PhD/Doctorate Campus
Master of Arts degree in General-Experimental Psychology Master's Campus
Kean University
1000 Morris Ave, Union, NJ 7083
At the Kean University School of Psychology, you can study towards undergraduate and graduate degrees in psychology. On an undergraduate level, the focus is on general psychology, or on a combination between psychology and occupational health, including psychiatric rehabilitation. The graduate degrees exist in psychological services and human behavior and organizational psychologies. These degrees will prepare you to work in the field of psychology across a range of different industries, be they directly in the community, in the public sector, or even through a private practice. Finally, they also offer the Professional Diploma in Marriage and Family Therapy for those who wish to work with families. [full profile]
Marriage and Family Therapy (Professional Diploma) Master's Campus
Psychology - Human Behavior and Organizational Psychology (Master of Arts) Master's Campus
Psychology - Psychological Services (Master of Arts) Master's Campus
School Psychology (Professional Diploma) Master's Campus
Master of Arts in Applied Social Psychology Master's Campus
Montclair State University
1 Normal Avenue - 855 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ 07043-1624
Montclair State University offers a huge range of psychology graduate programs. You could choose to follow the combined BA and MA in general psychology, or go more in-depth with various Masters of Arts in Psychology (general, industrial/organizational or clinical). Finally, they also offer a school psychology certification. If you choose the MA in Clinical Psychology, you must choose between Latina/o Psychology or Child/Adolescent Clinical Psychology. Montclair State University is a college of humanities and social sciences, which means they have a focus on putting you, as a student, central to all operations. As such, the learning environment is fully supportive. [full profile]
Combined Bachelor and Master of Arts in General Psychology Master's Campus
Master of Arts in Psychology Master's Campus
Master of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology - School Psychology Certification Master's Campus
Masters in Counseling Psychology Concentration Master's Campus
New Jersey City University
2039 Kennedy Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 7305
The Psychology Graduate Degree Program at New Jersey City University focuses specifically on educational psychology. This prepares you to work directly with members of the community, particularly within educational establishments. It is also possible to complete a research thesis, although this must be supervised by a faculty member. This is something the school fully supports and drives towards. Additionally, they also offer a professional diploma in school psychology, and a combination of the two. The university delivers their degrees both to those who already have formal psychological education, in particular in human services, and those who are completely new to it. [full profile]
Master of Arts in Educational Psychology Master's Campus
Ph.D. in Psychological Clinical Science PhD/Doctorate Campus
Ph.D. in Health/Social Psychology PhD/Doctorate Campus
Ph.D. in Visual and Cognitive Neuroscience PhD/Doctorate Campus
Ramapo College of New Jersey
505 Ramapo Valley Rd, Mahwah, NJ 07430-1680
At the Ramapo College of New Jersey, there are various graduate programs in psychology that you can follow. All courses available through the college follow four pillars, which are described in all Ramapo education. These are international, intercultural, interdisciplinary and experiential. This means that all courses require a hands on approach, which is delivered through the course curriculum but through extracurricular activities as well. Additionally, they offer various opportunities to study abroad and to conduct internships to assist in certain studies. The college is committed to making sure that you are pushed to the limits of your intellectual capabilities and beyond. [full profile]
Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology Master's Campus
Masters of Arts in General Psychology Master's Campus
Masters of Arts in School Psychology Master's Campus
PhD in Clinical Psychology PhD/Doctorate Campus
Masters in Forensic Psychology Master's Campus
Rutgers University
83 Somerset St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1281
The award winning faculty in the Department of Psychology at Rutgers University's School of Arts and Sciences, are noted for their extensive research in many different areas including Behavioral Neuroscience and Health and Psychology in addition to clinical and cognitive psychology. They believe in being committed and passionate about bringing together only the best in both scientific research and teaching. Offering programs for both graduates and undergraduates, the latter of which being invited to take part in the various different research projects. In addition to this there are also several available opportunities for practical experience by taking internship experiences and fieldwork. [full profile]
Masters in Psychology - Masters in Psychology Ed. M. Learning Master's Online
Masters in Psychology Cognition and Development Master's Online
Ph.D. Degree Learning Goals and Assessment PhD/Doctorate Online
Masters in Counseling Psychology Master's Campus
Counseling Psychology PhD PhD/Doctorate Campus
Seton Hall University
400 S Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079-2697
In addition to Experimental Psychology, the Master of Science Degree at Seton University also offers the chance for concentration in the area of Behavioral Neuroscience. It is recommended for graduates who wish to study the scientific methods of psychology so that they may apply these skills to research projects, teaching positions and employment in related field settings. Upon completion of this program, students will be better equipped to go on and apply to study a Doctoral Degree in Experimental Psychology and Neurosciences as well as Scientist-Practitioner based Doctoral Degrees in related fields. The program offers two separate tracks, one contains a thesis, the other, an alternative. [full profile]
Masters of Science in Experimental Psychology Master's Campus
MasterÕs in Industrial/Organizational Psychology Master's Campus

Psychology Education In New Jersey

The psychology industry in New Jersey is truly thriving. Additionally, psychologists can take advantage of a number of interesting support systems. They are also paid a very competitive salary, which really makes it a very interesting job. According to the New Jersey Industry and Occupational Employment Projects 2010-2020, it is growing by 1.5% per year.

Like in most other states, there is a true commitment to making sure psychologists are properly trained and qualified. A licensed psychologist is able to diagnose and treat mental illnesses, something of which millions of people across the country suffer. Indeed, according to the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health, the leading cause of disability in our country is a mental health problem and there are currently some 57.7 million people nationally who have been identified as having a mental health disorder.

When people have a mental health problem, their psychologist is their one true ally in attempting to overcome this problem and regain control of their lives. Indeed, thanks to psychologists, patients can return to being productive and happy. This makes the role of psychologists extremely responsible and it is no surprise that there are such stringent requirements in place to ensure only the best are able to deliver these services.

Educational Requirements to Become a Licensed Psychologist in New Jersey

To become a psychologist in New Jersey, you must hold a doctorate degree. The degree program has to be accredited by an organization like the American Psychological Association in order for it to be valid. The only exception to the doctorate rule is for school psychologists. They only have to complete an accredited master's degree program.

Before you can complete a doctorate degree, however, you must first complete a four year bachelor's program. This is followed by a two year master's degree. Once you have complete this, you will have to choose between a Psy.D. and a Ph.D. at doctorate level and it is recommended to speak to a career adviser to help you decide between these two. A Psy.D. generally takes two years to complete, compared to a four year Ph.D.. The Ph.D. is strongly based on research and will require you to complete and defend an original research thesis, which is why it takes longer to complete.

Supervised Professional Experience for Psychologists in New Jersey

If you want to become licensed and able to work with patients, the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has also determined that you must gain at least 3,500 hours of supervised professional experience over the course of two years. One of those years, or 1,750 hours, must be obtained after you have graduated from your doctorate degree. They other 1,750 hours may be obtained during study, for instance by completing an internship. There are a number of stringent requirements of how the time is spent, however. This includes:

• 1,000 hours of client contact;
• 200 hours in direct supervision, 100 of which must be individual (the other 100 can be individual or in group);
• 550 hours performing activities relating to the job, such as writing reports, keeping records and consultations.

New Jersey Psychologist Licensure Examinations

Finally, you will need to pass the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP), administered by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB). This is a national standardized test that focuses on the eight core areas of psychology:

• Biological Bases of Behavior
• Cognitive-Affective Bases of Behavior
• Social and Cultural Bases of Behavior
• Growth and Lifespan Development
• Assessment and Diagnosis
• Treatment, Intervention, Prevention and Supervision
• Research Methods and Statistics
• Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues

The test consists of 225 multiple choice questions. You must get at least 70% correct in order to pass. At the present, the test costs $600, although this does change regularly.

Additionally, you will have to complete the second part of the test, which is an oral examination. Here, you will be able to demonstrate your knowledge of the code of ethics and laws that pertain specifically to the practice of psychology in New Jersey.

The Career of a Psychologist in New Jersey

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistic (BLS), there were some 3,790 psychologists employed in New Jersey as of May 2014. These have been subdivided into two categories by the BLS. As such:

• Clinical, counseling and school psychologists earned an average of $85,670 per year, up by 1.9% since the last count. Employment opportunities had grown by 4.5%.
• All other psychologists earned an average of $87,210 per year, up by 1.8% since the last count. Employment opportunities had neither grown nor shrunk.

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