M.A. On Campus


The City University of New York

12 months
25650 USD/year
25650 USD/year
11090 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Arts in Psychology is offered at the Hunter College in The City University of New York.


The Master of Arts in Psychology in The City University of New York is in general psychology, but students may focus their course work, independent study, and thesis research in one of three content areas: (1) applied and evaluative psychology; (2) social, cognitive, and developmental psychology; (3) biopsychology and comparative psychology. 

Applied and evaluative psychology. 

Faculty research interests include topics in personality, psychopathology, theories of therapeutic methods, group dynamics, health and gender, stress and stress management, substance use, tests and measurements. Although the department offers theoretical courses on clinical topics, it does not offer supervision in counseling or therapy.

Social, cognitive, and developmental psychology. 

Faculty research interests include multicultural issues, cognitive and linguistic development, discursive social psychology, gender and cognition, attitudes, political psychology, psycholinguistics, decisionmaking, memory function in different populations.

Biopsychology and comparative psychology. 

Faculty research interests include hormonal influences on and neural control of behavior, mechanisms of drug abuse, developmental neuroscience, vision, animal learning and comparative cognition, evolution of behavior, animal orientation and communication, cerebral specialization of function.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Proseminar in Psychology
  • Statistical Methods in Psychology I
  • Advanced Experimental Psychology I   OR
  • Research Methods in Animal Behavior (A, B)  OR
  • Experimental Social Psychology
  • Thesis Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are evaluated on the basis of their undergraduate grade point average, general GRE scores, background in psychology, two letters of recommendation (preferably from college instructors), and a statement of intellectual and research interests. 
  • Generally a minimum of 12 undergraduate credits in psychology, including one course in statistics and one laboratory course in experimental psychology are required; however, students who have a high undergraduate grade point average and high general GRE scores but lack a full psychology background may apply for admission. Such students may be required to take preparatory statistics and experimental courses. 
  • Note: There is no foreign-language requirement for the MA in psychology. The GRE advanced test in psychology is not required for admission.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25650 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    25650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25650 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11090 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11090 USD per year during 12 months.

Part time

  • Resident:  $470 per credit
  • Non-resident:  $855 per credit

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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