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Accelerator program - Psychology (Applied Psychology) (BA), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months


The Accelerator program - Psychology (Applied Psychology) (BA) from University of Illinois at Chicago is a special option for the bachelor’s degree in the Department of Psychology at UIC. Courses in psychological testing, research design, and statistics are coupled with small applied courses where faculty know students very well. 

These courses in interviewing, interventions or crisis counseling psychology prepare students for the field with a focus on direct skill building for fieldwork in addition to theoretical knowledge and the science of practice.

Career Building Experience

The rigors of the program and our science approach combined with excellent field training put you in an optimal position to:

  • Pursue a graduate degree at top graduate program
  • Obtain immediate employment (most student seeking jobs are offered positions at their internship sites or are provided with excellent references for employment should the site have no openings)
  • Find employment after graduation (often through our network of APP partner sites and APP alumni who know the rigor of our program)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • The Basics of Neuroscience
  • The Psychology of African Americans
  • African American Behavioral Patterns
  • Theories of Personality
  • Community Psychology

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • Completed application form
  • Your secondary school transcript and a certified English translation if your original transcript is not in English
  • If you have graduated already, include your secondary school diploma and a certified English translation if your original diploma is not in English

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24804 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24805 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • 2 Semesters: $24,805–$32,000 (USD)
  • 3 Semesters: $40,000 (USD)

Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 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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