24 months
1011 USD/credit 24264 USD/year
1011 USD/credit 24264 USD/year
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At Saint Joseph’s University, the M.S. in Psychology offers students a general curriculum of study with an emphasis on experimental psychology. The program seeks to train graduates to independently design and conduct psychological studies, analyze and interpret data and professionally communicate the findings of the studies. This full-time program of study is designed for completion in two years.


The graduate program in Psychology at Saint Joseph's University offers core and elective courses in topics such as biopsychology, memory, social psychology and many other specialized areas of research.  Independent research is strongly emphasizes and students participate in directed studies and complete a master’s thesis based on empirical research. In addition to the stimulating coursework, students attend colloquia, lab meetings and conduct scientific research with their faculty mentors.

Learning outcomes

Graduates of the M.S. in psychology program are ready to secure positions in many areas of research or industry or to pursue further studies in doctoral programs in experimental or clinical psychology. The program offers a rigorous course of study that provides an academic and research-oriented foundation to prepare top-notch researchers in the field of psychology.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Learning and Behavior 
  • Advanced Physiological Psychology
  • Advanced Sensory Processes
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Cognitive Science 
  • Health Psychology
  • Principles of Neuropsychology
  • Memory Organization and Retrieval
  • Comparative Psychology
  • Gerontology
  • Advanced Psychopathology
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Personality and Motivation
  • Social Cognition
  • Advanced Groups Theory
  • Phenomenon of the Self 
  • Advanced Child Psychopathology
  • Ethics in Psychology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application
  • Official transcripts for all credits earned, undergraduate and graduate
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Professional resume
  • Personal statement

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24264 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1011 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    24264 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1011 USD per credit 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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