Psychology Graduate Programs, San Francisco State University

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Position ID:SFSU-Psych-DEVMA [#8182]
Position Title: Developmental Psychology MA Student
Position Location:San Francisco, California 94132, United States [map]
Subject Area: Psychology / Developmental
Appl Deadline:2017/02/01 finished (posted 2016/10/03, listed until 2017/09/01, private)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Master of Arts concentration in developmental psychology at SFSU focuses on growth and development across the lifespan. The program is designed for students with interests in social and emotional development, cognition, learning, parent-child relationships, gender, culture, racial/ethnic minority groups, socioeconomic status, and psycholinguistics.

A mentorship model is used to prepare students for academic, research, and applied careers in the field of developmental psychology. Students are trained by one or two of the core and affiliated faculty. Applicants are encouraged to contact faculty prior to applying.

Developmental psychology graduates are successful in entering doctoral programs and in securing employment with research organizations or human serving agencies.

This graduate concentration leads to a Master of Arts degree in Psychology with a concentration in Developmental Psychology.

Personal Statement Prompt:

In one essay please describe the following: Aside from your interest in human development, what are your professional goals and how would completion of the graduate Developmental Psychology program at SFSU facilitate achieving them? Describe the area(s) of developmental psychology (e.g., cognitive, emotional, health) which you are most interested in and, briefly, how these interests emerged. What research, publication, work, volunteer, or other experiences have you had which are related to your current interests in psychology? What are your future educational and/or career goals? Please be specific. Describe what you might be doing after getting your Master’s degree. Our faculty is comprised of active researchers. Indicate which of the Developmental Psychology (or departmental) faculty you hope to work with and explain why.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
1600 Holloway Avenue
EP 301
San Francisco, CA 94132

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