The Clinical Neuroscience area of focus is an informal track within the M.A. Psychology Program that does not appear on students' transcripts.
If you are a prospective applicant interested in Clinical Neuroscience, you should apply directly to the M.A. Psychology Program and indicate Clinical Neuroscience as your area of interest.
CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE AREA OF FOCUS DESCRIPTION
The Clinical Neuroscience area prepares students who plan to pursue doctoral studies in clinical neuroscience or neuropsychology, or to work in clinical neuroscience or neuropsychology research labs. Students learn about normal and abnormal behavior, the biological and social factors that influence psychological disorders, the neuroscience of behavior, neuropsychological assessment approaches. Research opportunities are also available while in our program for getting hands-on lab experience. Our program does not provide opportunities for accruing supervised clinical practice hours, and does not lead to licensure at the Master’s level. Students in our clinical neuroscience focus area usually continue on to doctoral studies in Ph.D. programs.
CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE COURSE RECOMMENDATIONS
See Program Requirements link for required Foundation and Core Courses - 15 credits
(Note that Core classes other than those recommended may be taken instead if desired and will also fulfill your Core requirements, but may not be as relevant to clinical psychology).
- Physiological Basis of Behavior
- Sensation and Perception
- Cognitive Neuroscience
- Child Development
- Foundations of Psychopathology
- Affective Neuroscience
Electives relevant to clinical psychology:
- Emotion and its Development
- Psychology of Violence
- Psychosis in Social Context
- Modern Psychological Treatments
- Introduction to Psychological Testing
- Physiological Basis of Abnormal Behavior
- Love and Attachment in Adult Relationships
- Anxiety and Affective Disorders
- Health Psychology
- Theories of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
- Traumatic Stress Reactions
- Assessment &Treatment of Acquired Brain Injury
- Math Tools for Cognitive Science and Neuroscience I (doctoral course)
- Scientific Programming & Computing for the Behavioral Sciences (doctoral course)
Electives in other departments and schools at NYU
As the largest private University in the country, NYU has multiple Schools, Centers, and Departments with psychology related courses. Cross registration requires advisor approval.