M.Sc. On Campus

Health Psychology

University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

24 months
2000 USD/year
2000 USD/year
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University of the Sciences in Philadelphia takes you deep inside the questions at the hub of Health Psychology: how does physical health affect state of mind? In what ways do thoughts and behaviors influence mental and physical wellness?


Select from a thesis-option—with rigorous courses based in applied experimental psychology— preparing you to pursue your doctoral degree.  Or a non-thesis track, where you will thrive in health-related research and be prepared for clinical research coordination, health communications, medical school, public health programs, or additional graduate study with a clinical focus. The program is typically completed in a year and a half.

The master's of science in Health Psychology at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia is designed to prepare students for further graduate study, typically at the doctoral level. Students who graduate from our program continue on to doctoral programs in clinical or experimental psychology, medical school, public health programs, or move to research settings and work as a research coordinator or behavioral health specialist.

Health Psychology Career Outlook

The leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States--heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes--are all chronic diseases related at least in part to behavior. Given that, individuals who have specialized knowledge in the intersection of behavior and health will be well-positioned to contribute in meaningful ways to improving health outcomes.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Neuropsychology
  • Graduate Statistics and Experimental Design 
  • Master's Research
  • Fundamentals of Clinical Research
  • Health Psychology 
  • Behavioral Medicine

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


40 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit official college transcripts from all colleges attended. If you attended USciences we will obtain this transcript for you.
  • Submit an 1000-word personal statement explaining your short and long term study and career goals. Also, please identify at least two of the program’s faculty whose research interests align most closely with yours. personal statement may be submitted as part of application via the application portal.
  • Submit resume or CV
  • Submit three letters of recommendation
  • Prerequisites
    • Hold a BA or BS from an accredited university with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher, and a 3.2 or higher in your undergraduate major

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1000 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    2000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1000 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 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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