Human Development and Social Intervention

MA, Human Development and Social Intervention/Post-Master's Advanced Certificate in LGBT Health, Education, and Social Services

A Dual-Degree Program

Students who pursue the Post-Master's Advanced Certificate in LGBT Health, Education, and Social Sciences may count 6 credits from the curriculum towards the elective component of their Human Development and Social Intervention (HDSI) MA curriculum. The total amount of credits required for the MA in HDSI and the advanced certificate is 48 credits.

Admissions Information and Requirements

New applicants to the HDSI program will be able to designate their interest in enrolling in the certificate program when they apply to the MA program.

Matriculated HDSI students are eligible to apply to the advanced certificate as internal transfers (Spring deadline: November 1; Fall deadline: March 1).

To apply as an internal transfer, you must:

  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 in HDSI coursework
  • Submit a statement of interest no longer than 1200 words

Decisions shall be made no later than December 15 and April 15 in order to allow students ample time to plan for and register for courses. After each admissions cycle, the names of those admitted to the certificate will be communicated to the appropriate staff at NYU Steinhardt.

See more information on admissions requirements and how to apply for this dual-degree program.

Sample of Courses for MA, HDSI/Advanced Certificate, LGBT
NEW STUDENTS SAMPLE (for students who begin both programs at the same time)
First Year
Course # Course Title Credits

Fall Semester (15 points)

APSY-GE 2105 Culture, Context, and Psychology 3.0
APSY-GE 2140 Measurement: Classical Test Theory 3.0
APSY-GE 2271

Survey of Developmental Psychology

3.0

APSY-GE 2837 Project Research Seminar I  0
APSTA-GE 2086 Basic Statistics II 3.0
APSY-GE 2895 Counseling Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth (LGBT) 3.0
Spring Semester (15 points)
APSY-GE 2838 Project Research Seminar II 3.0
APSY-GE 2173 or APSY-GE 2222

Evaluation Methodology in Behavioral Sciences OR Cross-Cultural Research Methods

3.0
APSY-GE 2094 Development and Prevention Science 3.0
GPH-GU 2357 LGBT Health Disparities (LGBT) 3.0
  Elective1 3.0
Summer Session
APSY-GE 2686

Special Topics: Off campus research (to be completed in the summer between the first and second year OR during the final semester

0
Second Year
Course # Course Title Credits
Fall Semester (12 points)
APSY-GE 2174 Evaluation Methodology in Behavioral Sciences II 3.0
APSTA-GE 2003  Intermediate Quantitative Methods OR Elective1 3.0
 

Elective1 (MA/LGBT)

3.0
 

Elective(MA/LGBT)

3.0
Spring Semester (6 points)
 APSY-GE 2077 Grant Writing and Grant Magmt for Social Sciences 3.0
 APSY-GE 2279 Risk and Resilience 3.0
APSY-GE 2335 HDSI Integrative Seminar (Thesis, 0 units) 0
Every Semester
On campus research (to be completed each semester, 0 units)
Total Number of Credits: 48

1 Electives are to be selected from approved areas of study and with advisement

 

MATRICULATED STUDENTS  (for students who begin the program after their first semester)
First Year
Course # Course Title Credits

Fall Semester (12 points)

APSY-GE 2105 Culture, Context, and Psychology 3.0
APSY-GE 2140 Measurement: Classical Test Theory 3.0
APSY-GE 2271

Survey of Developmental Psychology

3.0

APSY-GE 2837 Project Research Seminar   0
APSTA-GE 2086 Basic Statistics II 3.0
Spring Semester (16 points)
APSY-GE 2838 Project Research Seminar II 3.0
APSY-GE 2173 or APSY-GE 2222

Evaluation Methodology in Behavioral Sciences  OR

Cross-Cultural Research Methods

3.0
APSY-GE 2094

Development and Prevention Science

3.0
GPH-GU 2357 LGBT Health Disparities (LGBT) 3.0
  Elective1 3.0
Summer Session
APSY-GE 2686

Special Topics: Off campus research (to be completed in the summer between the first and second year OR during the final semester

0
Second Year
Course # Course Title Credits
Fall Semester (12 points)
APSY-GE 2174 Evaluation Methodology in Behavioral Sciences II 3.0
APSTA-GE 2003  Intermediate Quantitative Methods OR Elective1 3.0
 APSY-GE 2895

Counseling Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth (LGBT)

3.0
 

Elective(MA/LGBT)

3.0
Spring Semester (9 points)
 APSY-GE 2077 Grant Writing and Grant Mgmt for Social Sciences 3.0
 APSY-GE 2279 Risk and Resilience 3.0
APSY-GE 2335 HDSI Integrative Seminar (Thesis, 0 units) 0
  Elective(MA/LGBT)  3.0
Every Semester
On campus research (to be completed each semester, 0 units)
Total Number of Credits: 48

1 Electives are to be selected from approved areas of study and with advisement