Psychology (MA)

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Program Description

The Master of Arts degree in psychology is offered to students wishing to advance their status in a psychology-related occupation or to strengthen their knowledge and research skills in the field in preparation for later pursuit of the PhD degree. It should be emphasized that the M.A. program offers a terminal degree. All students who wish to obtain a PhD degree must apply directly to their program of choice during the PhD application period (see under Doctor of Philosophy). Applicants seeking admission to a Master of Arts program in psychology should have graduated from college with an average of B or better. An undergraduate psychology major is not required. However, all applicants must have completed courses in introductory psychology and in introductory statistics with grades of B or better to be eligible for admission.


All applicants to the Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS) are required to submit the general application requirements, which include:

See Psychology for admission requirements and instructions specific to this program.