Welcome to the Master's Student Research Group website!
This site was designed by the members of the Master's Student Research Group (MSRG) to provide information for students enrolled in the Forensic Psychology master's program at John Jay College. Please subscribe to our announcements page to learn about upcoming events and updates about MSRG.
Call for MSRG 2017-2018 Applications
The Master’s Student Research Group (MSRG), appointed by Dr. Gabrielle Salfati and Dr. Diana Falkenbach, is an organization of current MA Forensic Psychology graduate students who work to facilitate and promote student research and professional development at the graduate level.
We are looking for self-motivated students who want to be part of and expand the student research community at the college by joining the Master’s Student Research Group as members of the Executive Committee for the next academic year (Fall '17 – Spring '18).
All MSRG coordinators are expected to assist with the following activities:
• Organizing and conducting information sessions for students, which requires contacting professors, fellow students, and other relevant individuals (e.g. Ph.D. students), gathering other pertinent information, and constructing PowerPoint presentations
• Serving as a peer mentor to incoming MA students; including compiling information about the program relevant to international students
• Peer advisement regarding academics, research, and future career opportunities
• Budgeting for the MA Conference and other events throughout the year, communicating with college faculty members, and responding to students' emails and questions
• Organizing the Master’s Student Research Conference
• Organizing social events to enrich students’ social life and facilitate student networking
• Working closely with Jessica Mooney (Assistant Director of Master's Program Career Advising), Kelisha Layne (Assistant Director of Master's Program Administration), and the Forensic Counseling Student Group.
• Developing and implementing ideas for future events and avenues for the group
To qualify for MSRG, you must be:
• A student in good academic standing in the MA program
• Able to commit to MSRG through May 2018 and available during peak times of the day, if needed
• A declared thesis track student
We encourage students on the dual thesis/externship track and international students to apply for a position. Candidates should be highly motivated and energetic, involved in research at the college, on the thesis track, able to work well in a team environment, and have excellent time management skills.
If you are interested, please send your unofficial transcript, the name of your thesis advisor, your CV, and a short statement of interest to email@example.com before Saturday, March 25 at 5pm. Please include in your statement why you believe you are qualified to be a member of the MSRG, how you see yourself helping the Master’s Student Research Group evolve in the John Jay community, and any ways that you would like to further develop MSRG.
As a part of the application process, please be prepared to attend interviews on Thursday March 30 between 10:30am and 1:30pm and Wednesday April 5, from 12:15pm-1pm and 2-3pm.
All accepted members will be expected to attend the Master's Student Research Conference on May 5th, 2017 from 10am to 4pm.
Annual MA Student Research Conference
MSRG would like to invite you to the 13th Annual MA Student Research Conference. This event acts as a symposium for student researchers to showcase their work to fellow students, faculty members, the community, and professionals in the forensic psychology field. As in previous years, students who have completed their thesis will be able to submit an abstract for a panel presentation and all other student researchers will be eligible for poster presentations. We welcome all who are interested in forensic psychology to attend! Information is as follows:
13th Annual MA Student Research Conference
Friday, May 5, 2017
To Present in Conference:
Submit your abstract: All eligible students will be asked to submit an abstract to present on a panel or a poster. Abstracts are due April 1, 2017. Please submit all abstracts to Abstract 2017 Form.
Presentation Information Session: All presenters must attend one of two information sessions either on April 4 or April 6.
Poster due: Completed posters are due by May 3 at 5pm.
Please contact the Master's Student Research Group with any questions.