Psychology, M.Sc. | Old Dominion University | Norfolk, United States
12 months
1394 USD/credit 41820 USD/year
1394 USD/credit 41820 USD/year
571 USD/credit 17130 USD/year
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The master’s program in Psychology at Old Dominion University offers a course of study leading to the Master of Science with a major in general psychology. The master’s degree program is appropriate for students wishing to enter a doctoral program at Old Dominion or another university or for those seeking the master’s as a terminal degree. 


Psychology at Old Dominion University is appropriate for students wishing to develop research skills and knowledge of general psychology appropriate for pursuing study in a doctoral program in psychology or for those seeking the master's as a terminal degree. The curriculum is designed to provide a strong background in research methods and general psychology so that the student will have a wide range of choices for future professional development.

Learning outcomes

This program is not a clinical or counseling training program, and those holding an MS degree in Psychology as their highest degree cannot be licensed as a clinical psychologist in the Commonwealth of Virginia. However, some courses and research areas are relevant to clinical psychology. Some students who intend to pursue clinical training at the doctoral level enter the MS program in order to increase their overall knowledge of the field of Psychology. These students use their MS degree to strengthen their resumes for application to doctoral programs in clinical psychology.

Graduate students are required to work closely with members of the faculty and to participate in the research and other professional activities that are available within the department. In the area of human experimental psychology, studies are being conducted in industrial/organizational psychology and human factors, personality, social behavior, cognitive processes, developmental, and community psychology. Research topics include friendships, memory development in children, parenting, program evaluation, sex roles, and neuropsychological aspects of vigilance, driving behaviors, simulation, substance use, aging, and coping with chronic illness.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research 
  • Analysis of Variance and Experimental Design
  • Regressional and Correlational Design
  • Human Cognition
  • Sensation and Perception
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Advanced Social Psychology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application and fee
  • Equivalent U.S. Bachelor's Degree
  • All prior College/University transcripts and Diploma
  • Financial Documentation (seeking F/J visas only)
  • Passport identification page, if available

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    41820 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1394 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    41820 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1394 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    17130 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 571 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Norfolk

1100 - 1900 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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