Psychology, Master | Online (optional) | Harvard University | Cambridge, United States
12 months
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37200 USD/year
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About

Examine the application of psychology and understanding of human behavior. In the  Psychology master’s program from Harvard University you explore core theories and the latest research, gaining insights into how human beings think, feel, and navigate their social world.

Overview

The Psychology degree is offered by Harvard University.

Key learning outcomes:

Through the degree in the field of psychology you:

  • Develop an enhanced understanding of social science research, human behavior, research designs, scientific outcomes, behavioral science research, quantitative and qualitative methods, and new investigation design.
  • Learn to communicate complex psychological knowledge, both orally and in writing, with awareness of the latest field knowledge.
Program Overview

The degree includes 12 courses, with at least three taken on campus.

  • Get started. You begin by completing three stipulated degree courses as outlined on the degree requirements page. This is your opportunity to demonstrate your commitment and ability to perform well as a Harvard student.
  • Apply to the program. While you are completing your third degree course, you submit your application. We have application periods in the fall, spring, and summer.
  • Continue your studies, online and on campus. As you progress through the program, you choose from courses offered on campus or online, in the fall, spring, or summer. You are required to take at least three courses on campus.
  • Complete your thesis. Working with a thesis director, you conduct in-depth research on a topic relevant to your work experience or academic interests, producing publishable quality results. You’ll emerge with a solid understanding of how research is executed and communicated.
  • Graduate with your Harvard degree. You participate in the annual Harvard Commencement, receiving your Harvard University degree: Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) in extension studies, field: Psychology.

Programme Structure

Including the admission courses, you complete the following courses to earn the degree:

  • The proseminar
  • Five psychology courses
  • One psychology seminar
  • Statistical Methods
  • One writing intensive or seminar elective
  • A master’s thesis.

Eight of the above courses need to be taught by instructors with the Harvard instructor designation. The thesis is always taught by a Harvard instructor.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

48 SCH

Delivered

On Campus, Online
  • Regular mandatory meetings

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3
3 (recommended)

Other requirements

General requirements

To begin the admission process, you simply register—no application needed—for the following three, 4-credit, graduate-level degree courses (available online):

  • SSCI 100A Proseminar: Introduction to Graduate Studies and Scholarly Writing in the Social Sciences—Anthropology and Psychology
    • Before registering, you'll need to pass our online test of critical reading and writing skills or earn a B or higher in EXPO 42b Writing in the Social Sciences.
    • You have two attempts to earn the minimum grade of B in the proseminar (a withdrawal grade counts as an attempt). The proseminar cannot be more than two years old at the time of application.
  • One psychology course
  • STAT 150 Intermediate Statistics: Methods and Modeling or PSYC 1900 Statistical Modeling for Social and Behavioral Sciences

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37200 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    37200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37200 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Cambridge

1814 - 3756 USD /month
Living costs

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Financing

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Funding

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