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General Psychology, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


Students are exposed to the various aspects of psychology, but may focus their courses, independent study and thesis research in one of the three content areas described below:

  • Applied and Evaluative Psychology
  • Faculty research interests include topics in personality, psychopathology, theories of therapeutic methods, group dynamics, biofeedback, health and gender, stress and stress management, substance use, tests and measurements. The department does not offer supervision in counseling or therapy.
  • Social, Cognitive and Developmental Psychology
  • Faculty research interests include multicultural issues, cognitive and linguistic development, discursive social psychology, gender and cognition, attitudes, political psychology, psycholinguistics, decision-making, and memory functions in different populations.
  • Biopsychology and Comparative Psychology
  • Faculty research interests include hormonal influences on and neural control of avian, mammalian and fish behaviors; mechanisms of drug abuse; developmental neuroscience; color vision; animal learning, orientation and communication. Students interested in comparative psychology and animal behavior may elect to complete a concentration in the area (see below).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Abnormal Psychology
  • Attitudes and Attitude Change 
  • Social Psychology 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • 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.

    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

  • BA / BS
In order to be admitted into the Hunter's Psychology program, a student must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, comparable in standard and content to a bachelor's degree from Hunter College.
  •  GPA
Minimum requirement of B(3.0) for undergraduate average. Official transcripts from all institutions are required.
  •  GRE
The general GRE is required for admission into the Hunter MA program.
  • Recommendations
Two letters of recommendation are required, preferably from faculty. Do not submit letters from friends, family, personal physicians or personal therapists.
  • Statement of Interests
A statement of your intellectual and research interests is necessary.
  • Psychology Background

Tuition Fee

  • National

    10130 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5065 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Non Residents : 780 $ per credit 

Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 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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