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Psychological Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


The Master of Science in psychological science degree is a two-year program designed to provide 1) advanced general knowledge of the field, 2) specialized knowledge of subfields, and 3) opportunities to develop appropriate research skills. By providing three separate tracks, the program is flexible enough for students to design a course of study appropriate for their specific needs. Students must declare their commitment to a track by the beginning of their second year.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Theories of Learning
  • Motivation
  • History of Psychology
  • Life Span Psychology
  • Studies in the Psychology of Adolescence
  • Psychology of Successful Aging
  • Advanced Social Psychology
  • Introduction to Group Dynamics
  • Theories of Personality
  • Introduction to Behavior Analysis
  • Studies in the Psychology of the Exceptional Child
  • Survey of Research in Abnormal Behavior
  • Advanced Bio-Psychology Course
  • Advanced Cognitive Psychology
  • Human Factors
  • Seminar in Cognitive Science

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • Have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Present an official transcript showing at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA for your undergraduate studies. The average GPA of students admitted to this program is significantly higher than the minimum.
  • Have completed at least 9 semester hours of undergraduate work in psychology.
  • Have completed an undergraduate statistics course.
  • Apply to Graduate School - Graduate Admissions Application.
  • Complete the Goal Statement Form[PDF] - [Word Doc]. This completed form should be returned via email as a PDF or Word Document to

Tuition Fee

  • International

    774 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 774 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    774 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 774 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    516 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 516 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Shippensburg

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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