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Social Psychology, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #863 (BCR) , CA,
The Social Psychology Graduate Program at San Francisco State University prepares students for professional careers in research, teaching, and practical applications of social psychology at the Master of Arts level, while at the same time offering a foundation of education and experience appropriate for students who intend to proceed to doctoral study.

About

The program is committed to academic excellence, to research and professional service in the public interest, and to expanding the diversity of backgrounds and perspectives in our discipline - the study of how individual thoughts, feelings, and actions influence and are influenced by other individuals, groups and institutions, and social contexts.

The Program emphasizes familiarizing students with the literature and methods of social psychology, training in advanced written and oral communication, and professional experience in both research and applications. Program requirements include 33 semester units of coursework culminating with a thesis.

Classes and non-class activities are coordinated to promote integration of learning through academic study, original research, and supervised experience in field and laboratory settings. Courses are sequenced for completion of the degree in two years, with individual study plans designed to accommodate employment and other individual commitments.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Seminar in SPA Psychology
  • Research Methods and Techniques
  • Analysis of Variance and Experimental Design
  • Pre-Seminar in Psychological Research 
  • Seminar in Survey Methods 3
  • Current Trends and Issues in SPA Psychology 
  • Multiple Regression Analysis of Research Data

          Detailed Programme Facts

          • Programme intensity Full-time
            • Full-time duration 24 months
          • Languages
            • English
          • Delivery mode
            On Campus

          English Language Requirements

          You only need to take one of these language tests:

          • Minimum required score:

            80

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          • Minimum required score:

            550

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          • Minimum required score:

            7

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          Academic Requirements

          You need the following GPA score:

          Required score: 3

          Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

          Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

          The general University admission requirements are:

          • Hold the equivalent of a U.S. Bachelor's degree. If you were educated outside of the United States, you must have earned a degree or diploma that SFSU considers to be the equivalent of a U.S. Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. An official determination of eligibility will be made during the application process.
          • Have the equivalent of a U.S. 3.0 GPA or "B" average. Your overall marks, average exam scores or average grade earned should be better than average or better than passing.

          Tuition Fee

          • International

            7176 USD/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 3588 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
          • National

            7176 USD/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 3588 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
          We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

          Living costs for San Francisco

          • 2206 - 4120 USD/month
            Living Costs

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