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Psychology, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #801 (QS) , CA,
In the Psychology department, students work toward a Master of Arts degree in behavioral psychology, emphasizing either applied behavior analysis or doctoral preparation in behavior analysis, behavioral psychology, or related fields.


The Masters program prepares students for:

  • Coursework in theoretical and research foundations of behavior analysis and behavioral psychology.
  • Commitment to the development of student potential by active, supportive and involved faculty.
  • Positions that provide services to mentally and/or developmentally disabled populations.
  • Positions in business settings.
  • Positions in health care delivery systems involving the application of psychological knowledge to the treatment of physical diseases.
  • Doctoral work in psychology for students who wish to study beyond the master's degree.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Psychology of Learning
  • Behavioral Treatments and Applications
  • Behavioral Assessment
  • Ethical Behavior
  • Controversial Treatments in Applied Settings
  • Research Design
  • Thesis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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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).

General Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in psychology or related field
  • Evidence of relevant applied, clinical, or research experience
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA (although the average GPA of accepted applicants is much higher)
  • GRE Verbal, Quantitative, and Written tests (the GRE Psychology subtest is not required)
  • Statement of Interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three letters of reference
  • List of up to three faculty with whom you wish to work and why (included as part of the online application)
  • Official transcripts

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23740 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    23740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23740 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Stockton

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
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