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Psychology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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What is Psychology?

The Psychology program of Loyola Marymount University provides students the ability to apply these perspectives to a variety of individual, family, and community contexts. As students progress through the curriculum, they have opportunities to assist faculty with research, as well as engage in their own research under faculty supervision.

A background in psychology can be a crucial component of a successful career in the healing arts, business, and politics. The program prepares students for graduate study in psychology and related fields, as well as careers in various professions.

Is This Major Right for You?

You might be a Psychology major if you:

  • Are interested in understanding behavior
  • Enjoy critical thinking
  • Like science and research
  • Like in-depth learning and analysis
  • Have an interest in healing

What do Psychology Majors Do?

Majors learn how the human mind functions. They learn about psychology as a discipline that uses an empirical approach to knowledge. Majors learn to use, respect, and value skeptical inquiry, critical thinking, and the scientific approach to understanding behavior.

Psychology majors also examine theory and methodology, demonstrate mastery of content, understand the application of knowledge and the scientific method, and comprehend biopsychosocial development across a lifespan.

Our students have access to state-of-the-art laboratory facilities. Students participate in The Psychology Society, an on-campus and largely student-run organization, as well as in organizations such as Psi Chi, the international psychology honor society, and Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Society.

Our students may join the Human Subject Pool, which allows them to participate in research conducted through the Psychology Department and acquire direct experience in social science research. Students may also participate in LMU’s P.R.O.S.E. (Psychological Research on Synthetic Environments) Project and its online component, LMU Psychology Island.

About Our Faculty

Our faculty members are experts in fields such as adulthood and aging; African American, Asian American, and Latino mental health; behavioral neuroscience; chemical dependency; clinical psychology; cognitive psychology; evolutionary psychology; stress management and burnout; and urban youth violence.

Faculty members conduct research and regularly present papers at conferences in this country and abroad. Faculty direct nonprofits, are members of professional associations, serve on editorial boards of journals, and publish books and articles in journals such as Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Neuropsychology Review, Brain and Language, Substance Use and Misuse, and The Urban League Review.

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 include:

  • Psychology
  • Statistical Methods
  • Research Methods
  • Brain & Behavior
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Social Psychology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Common Application and LMU Supplement
  • International students are not required to submit the SAT or ACT to complete their application to LMU
  • Provide Proof of English Proficiency
  • Submit Transcripts
  • Submit a letter of recommendation with your application

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52553 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52553 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52553 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52553 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Los Angeles

  • 1520 - 2570 USD/month
    Living Costs

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