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Social Psychology

Ball State University

12 months
20898 USD/year
20898 USD/year
7632 USD/year
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If your life’s mission is to expand social justice, better understand human behavior, and help people in practical ways, then the Social Psychology program of Ball State University is a great fit.


As a student in the Social Psychology program of Ball State University, you will gain experiences and training that will prepare you for employment in applied social psychology or to pursue doctoral training in social psychology or a related field.

What You Will Learn

The social psychology program offers a comprehensive overview of the major content areas within social psychology. In each class, you’ll be exposed to both classic and contemporary research and will complete assignments designed to help you build your research skills.

Among other learning outcomes, you’ll become knowledgeable in issues of:
  • attitudes and persuasion
  • social cognition
  • prejudice and discrimination
  • interpersonal relationships
  • statistics and research methodology

What Can You Do with this Degree?

An understanding of how people think, feel, and act toward one another is critical in a variety of applied social science careers. As a graduate of our program, you will be well positioned to enter doctoral programs in social psychology and related fields.

In addition, you will be prepared to seek jobs in a range of applied settings like:

  • nonprofit organizations
  • market research
  • human resources

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Cognition
  • Group Dynamics
  • Social Psychology of Attitudes
  • Counseling Applications of Social Psychology
  • Contemporary Social Psychology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

National students should apply by one of the following dates:

  • priority deadline – February 1 (Fall or Summer start)
  • final deadline – June 1 (Fall start only)


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must have a bachelor’s degree from an institution recognized by a regional accrediting association.
  • Our program requires you to take the GRE.
  • You will need to have completed at least 15 semester hours or 24 quarter hours of undergraduate psychology courses or courses from related areas such as sociology or anthropology.
  • You must have earned a minimum of a 3.0 GPA in the required psychology courses.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae.
  • Statement of Purpose.
  • You will need to provide three letters of recommendation from professional or academic colleagues.
  • Ball State must receive transcripts for all applicants.
  • Complete our online application.
  • Applications are $60 per program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20898 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 20898 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    20898 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20898 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    7632 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7632 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Muncie

876 - 1417 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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