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Psychology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
, NJ,
The Psychology Department at Montclair State University is a community of diverse scholars and teachers who work to ensure that students in our undergraduate and graduate programs are able to use the science of psychology to understand the world and its people.


Montclair State University strives to help students learn the value of evidence-based practices in understanding, predicting, controlling and solving problems in a complex, diverse and information-rich world.

 Psychology students develop critical thinking skills by applying theoretical conceptions of experience using scientific methods and statistical procedures to improve understanding. We further achieve our mission by demonstrating that psychological science does improve and impact humanity.

Faculty members engage in:

  • Inspired teaching to support student learning and success
  • Thoughtful research to understand and improve the human condition.
  • Exemplary service to the broader community
  • Detailed Programme Facts

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

    Programme Structure

    Courses included:

    • Introduction to Psychology 
    • Introduction to Psychological Research
    • Introduction to Statistical Methods in Psychology
    • Experimental Psychology
    • Physiological Psychology
    • Perception 
    • Comparative Animal Behavior
    • Motivation 
    • Cognition
    • Human Learning and Memory 
    • Psycholinguistics 

    English Language Requirements

    • Minimum required score:


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    Academic Requirements

    You need the following GPA score:

    Required score: 2
    Recommended score: 3.25

    Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 3.25 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).

    General Requirements

    A minimum of 120 semester hours of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.0 major GPA. However, depending on a particular student’s circumstances, more than 120 semester hours may be necessary to fulfill all requirements. In addition to the major requirements outlined below, all university students must fulfill the set of General Education requirements applicable to their degree.

    Psychology majors must earn a grade of C- or above in all Psychology courses. Psychology courses in which grades of less than C- are earned must be repeated and brought up to a minimum grade of C- in order to count toward the major. 

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      18920 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 9460 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
    • National

      18920 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 9460 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
    • In-State

      11132 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 5566 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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    Living costs for Montclair

    • 1673 - 4120 USD/month
      Living Costs

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