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Psychology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
, PA,
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 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.

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    48 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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General Requirements

  • Completed Graduate Online Application Form.
  • Personal Statement (around 500 words)
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Official sealed transcript(s) of undergraduate and/or graduate coursework.
  • Transcripts can be mailed to the address below, or sent electronically directly from the academic institution.
  • Mail transcripts to the attention of: Office of Graduate Operations
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  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Applicants will provide recommenders’ contact information within the online application. Letters of recommendation should be professional or academic.
  • $35 application fee.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    953 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 953 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    953 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 953 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Philadelphia

  • 1313 - 2290 USD/month
    Living Costs

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