JD/MA On Campus

Psychology and Law

Catholic University of America

12 months
52190 USD/year
52190 USD/year
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The M.A. is awarded in conjunction with the J.D. after 21 credits of coursework, approval of a topic paper, and successful completion of the comprehensive examinations in this Psychology and Law program from Catholic University of America.


Knowledge of psychological theory and methods often prove useful in legal applications. Some specific areas in which psychology has an impact on the legal profession include memory and testimony, product testing and producer liability, psychological testing, competency and the insanity defense, and interpretation of statistical results. Though the coursework is similar to that for the general M.A. degree, only 15 credits of electives are required in the Psychology and Law program from Catholic University of America.

Application Process

All graduate applicants should:

Complete and submit a graduate application along with application fee. 

International Applicants

Attach original copies in the native language and translated forms of the following:

  • Grade reports
  • Certificates
  • Transcripts

English Proficiency, Proof of FundingBoth English proficiency and proof of funding documents must be presented to the Office of Graduate Admission either by postal mail or in person. These documents will not be accepted through the online application. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Research Methods in Psychology 
  • Statistics
  • Biological and Cognitive Foundations
  • Social and Historical Foundations
  • Cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience
  • Developmental and Social Psychology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 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

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    52190 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26095 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    52190 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26095 USD per semester during 12 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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