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Research Psychology, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #191 (WUR) , NY,
Earn your Master of Arts (MA) in Psychology with a Research Psychology focus. The program combines coursework in basic areas of psychology with research skill objectives, such as critically analyzing research, conducting literature reviews, and conducting statistical analysis.


Research Psychology opens doors to a number of career opportunities such as consumer and product marketing research for corporations, user-experience research for tech companies, research positions in hospitals and institutes, and more. For those interested in academic careers, this MA is particularly strong in preparing students for doctoral work in psychology.

This program provides close interaction between faculty and students, both in the classroom and in the laboratory. Faculty have a broad range of research interest areas and are willing to consider student proposals for a specific interest area. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • facial expressions
  • emotion perception
  • health psychology
  • emotion and cognitive control
  • communication and cooperation
  • emotional, biological, cognitive processes affecting emotional and social behavior

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    Schedule GRE®

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Successful candidates will have a Bachelor of Arts degree or a Bachelor of Science degree, and an interest in research. It is not necessary to have an undergraduate degree in Psychology. The submission of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores is optional. Prospective applicants are invited to call to discuss their qualifications and interest.
  • Applicants must submit the required application materials to the Graduate Office. In addition, this Psychology option has specific admissions requirements:
  • All three letters of recommendation must be from individuals familiar with the applicant’s academic or research experience. 
  • Students must complete an undergraduate statistics course before beginning the program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18588 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    28526 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14263 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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