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Psychology, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #561 (QS) , OH,
The Master of Arts in Psychology program at the University of Cincinnati includes a combination of formal coursework with opportunities for “real world,” applied work as part of the Capstone project, thesis-related research, and other experiences


The Master of Arts in Psychology program at the University of Cincinnati includes:

  • Multiple options for electives that allow you to customize the program
  • The Master’s Thesis option for the Capstone allows you to design and execute independent research
  • The Master’s Non-Thesis option for the Capstone allows you to apply classroom learning to professional experience
  • Strong mentorship through formal and informal faculty advising


  • Organizational Consulting
  • Organization Development and Planning
  • I./O Psychology
  • Human Resources (e.g, Staffing, Recruitment)
  • Workforce (HR) Analytics
  • Non-profit Management
  • Training and Employee Development
  • Community Outreach Associate
  • Health Educator
  • Scientific and Technical Writing
  • Policy Advocate

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Community Psychology
  • Graduate Statistics
  • Social and Personality Psychology across the Lifespan
  • Program Assessment and Policy Analysis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

  • GRE Scores: For all others, an official GRE score sheet of tests taken within the last five years should be sent directly to the university. Please note, the UC institution code is 1833. There is no separate department code.

    This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • A personal statement that describes why you want to pursue the MAP degree and anything else that you wish to call to the attention of the MAP Program Admission Committee;
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from individuals who know you professionally or academically.  At least one letter should be written by a faculty member who can speak to your academic qualifications and readiness for graduate work.
  • Transcripts of all current (and previous) college or university grades. Note: for the application, you may upload unofficial transcripts; however, if admitted to the MAP program you will be asked to submit official transcripts to the program office.
  • Your current resume or CV.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6395 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6395 USD per module and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    6395 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6395 USD per module and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Cincinnati

  • 1000 - 1650 USD/month
    Living Costs

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