12 months
852 USD/credit 27264 USD/year
852 USD/credit 27264 USD/year
636 USD/credit 20352 USD/year
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The MS degree in Psychology at Northern Michigan University focuses both experimental research and applied aspects of psychological science.


In addition to the satisfaction of completing an advanced degree, many graduates of this program will pursue training at the doctoral level while others will be prepared to work in a wide variety of occupations in which an advanced understanding of psychological theory, research methodology, and/or research experience is of value. If you are interested in pursuing a doctoral degree in psychology or working in psychology at the master's degree level, this degree is for you!

Key Facts:

The Master of Science (MS) Degree in Psychology at Northern Michigan University provides advanced education in psychology and prepares students for doctoral programs in experimental psychology, clinical psychology or closely related fields such as neuroscience, cognitive science, and behavior analysis. This program provides:

  • intensive student-initiated research experience in a variety of areas of psychological science
  • statistical and methodological training required to examine basic or applied topics in psychological science
  • background in psychological history and theory across subdisciplines of psychological science.

In addition to coursework, students complete a capstone project, consisting of either a comprehensive written work on a topic in psychological science or a fully designed and implement experimental master's thesis. For students pursuing the thesis option, additional information on the thesis process is provided below.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Research Methods in Behavioral Sciences
  • Advanced Statistics in the Behavioral Sciences
  • Research Development
  • Using Scholarly Library Resources in Support of Graduate Research
  • Thesis 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Review of applications for the next academic year will begin after February 1st.  Applications submitted after this date will be considered on a rolling basis.


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Comply with the regular admission requirements of the College of Graduate Studies and Research, which includes an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0, 
  • have a bachelor's degree, preferably in psychology, or an appropriate equivalent, and 
  • has completed a course in Introductory Psychology and a course in Statistics.
  • Candidates with other majors will be considered but may be required to complete certain undergraduate course work in psychology prior to being advanced to candidacy for the MS degree.
  • Graduate admission application and fee.  
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended post-secondary institutions.
  • A personal statement outlining their interest in the program, expectations for the program, and career goals.
  • A curriculum vitae.
  • Two letters of reference from individuals who know the candidate personally.
  • Optional – GRE test scores for general and psychology

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27264 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 852 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    27264 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 852 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    20352 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 636 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Marquette

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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