Psychological Science, M.A. | Catholic University of America | Washington, D. C., United States
24 months
52190 USD/year
52190 USD/year
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The M.A. in Psychological Science from the Catholic University of America is a thesis-optional terminal degree awarded after 31 hours of coursework.


The Psychological Science M.A. degree from the Catholic University of America is an ideal program for those:

  • Planning to apply to Ph.D. programs but needing additional Psychology experience.
  • Looking to gain additional Psychology research experience.
  • Hoping to change their field of study if they lack a Psychology undergraduate background

Strengths of the Psychological Science Program

  • 95% of students complete the program in 2 years, with no summer requirements.
  • Our match rate for students applying to doctoral program exceeds the national average: this past year, 100% of our students were accepted into doctoral programs.
  • All of your classes are with Ph.D. students in doctoral-level courses. This means that many Ph.D. programs will allow you to transfer these credits.
  • A diverse selection of classes allows you to tailor your studies to your interests.
  • Many opportunities to work as a Research Assistant in faculty labs. Our M.A. students have the opportunity to conduct independent research projects while in the program.
  • Take advantage of being in Washington, D.C., by working as a Research Assistant at local institutions. Recent placements include: Children's National Medical Center, Veteran's Administration Medical Center, National Institute of Health (NIH), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and many others.
  • Opportunities to be authors on journal articles and conference paper and poster abstracts.
  • Supportive faculty who are invested in your professional development and available to advise you on job opportunities and graduate school applications.
  • A supportive student body.
  • The option to complete a thesis.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Required courses are designed to provide training in statistics and research methodology and a breadth of coverage in several content areas including clinical, cognitive, developmental, experimental, neuroscience, and social psychology.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

While there is no deadline for applying to the Psychological Science M.A. program, we encourage applicants to submit their materials by mid-April.


31 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Every International applicant needs to return a completed application.
  • Submit a $60 nonrefundable application fee. Payment must be in the form of a check or money order payable in U.S. currency to The Catholic University of America.
  • Demonstrate English language proficiency
  • Submit confirmation of financial support
  • Submit secondary school report with translated transcripts
  • Receive your admission packet with visa information
  • Secondary School Report
  • Official/Attested Copy of Transcripts

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    52190 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26095 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    52190 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26095 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 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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