24 months
1329 USD/credit 21264 USD/year
1329 USD/credit 21264 USD/year
966 USD/credit 15456 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The M.S. in Psychological Research at Temple University is designed to provide a research-intensive experience, advanced coursework, and professional development to Temple University students completing their undergraduate degree in Psychology who intend to pursue doctoral studies in any of the academic psychology disciplines.


Students in the Psychological Research program at Temple University work with a faculty sponsor to develop and carry out a master’s project; complete graduate-level coursework in methodology, statistics, ethics, and topical seminars; and engage in professional development activities that prepare them for doctoral-level studies and enhance their applications to Ph.D. programs. 

The M.S. in Psychological Research is separate and distinct from the Department of Psychology’s Ph.D. program and does not lead to entrance into the Psychology Ph.D. program. Prospective doctoral students must apply directly to the Ph.D. program.

Future Career

Graduates of the M.S. program in Psychological Research gain skills that enhance their applications to doctoral programs in academic psychology. Positions for individuals with an M.S. in Psychological Research are also available in a number of settings, including universities, private research and consulting organizations, non-profits, and marketing.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Statistics
  • Master's Directed Research I
  • Ethics and Ethical Conflicts in Psychological Science
  • Master's Directed Research II
  • Teaching of Psychology
  • Professional Development Seminar

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Research your graduate degree program
  • Complete online application
  • Letters of Reference: 3
  • Statement of Goals: In approximately 500 to 1,000 words, state your reasons for pursuing a master’s degree, your current research interests, your research experience, and your future career goals.
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Writing Sample: An academic writing sample must be submitted. It is used to assess the applicant's ability to complete graduate-level written work and produce a high-quality master's project paper.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A baccalaureate degree is required.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    21264 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1329 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    21264 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1329 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    15456 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 966 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.


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.

Our partners

Psychological Research
Temple University


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!