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Psychology, B.A.

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Charleston, IL, United States
At Eastern, psychology is treated as a natural science, a social science, and a profession. The undergraduate curriculum in the Psychology program from Eastern Illinois University is designed to prepare students for graduate studies, careers, and lifelong learning. 


About the Psychology program from Eastern Illinois University

The Department of Psychology emphasizes the scientific study of behavioral, affective, and cognitive processes and their application to real-world issues by engaging students in integrative learning experiences such as undergraduate and graduate research, internships, and enhanced classroom experiences.

Faculty excellence in areas of teaching, research, and service provides the context for collaborative student-centered learning experiences that promote inclusion and diverse perspectives. The department's curriculum furthers the development of students' critical thinking, communication skills, research skills, quantitative reasoning, and ethical behavior in preparation for responsible citizenship, careers, graduate study, and lifelong learning.

Housed within the College of Sciences, the Department of Psychology has an active and scholarly faculty with broad educational backgrounds and research interests. All full-time, tenure-track members of the department hold doctoral degrees from well-respected graduate programs across the country. There are over 400 undergraduate psychology majors and approximately 50 graduate students. 

At Eastern, psychology is treated as a natural science, a social science, and a profession. The undergraduate curriculum in the Department of Psychology is designed to prepare students for graduate studies, careers, and lifelong learning. At the core of the curriculum is a set of carefully selected required courses that enable students to master basic psychological principles, theories, scientific methods, and application. Students fulfill their departmental graduation requirements by taking the required core courses, choosing courses within several content areas, and taking other electives.

The Department of Psychology offers two graduate programs: Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Specialist Degree in School Psychology. These programs offer training for entry level positions in professional psychology. The MA Clinical Psychology program is a two-year program and member of the Council of Applied Master’s Program in Psychology (CAMPP). The Specialist in School Psychology program is a three-year program, fully approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), and Nationally Recognized by the National Council of Teacher Education (NCATE). Although primary responsibility for the Clinical Psychology and School Psychology programs resides with the respective core faculty, graduate students may take courses and conduct thesis research with any faculty member of the department.

Active chapters of Psi Chi and the Psychology Club provide undergraduate students opportunities for further development of learning and collegiality. Graduate students have the opportunity to develop leadership skills, professional relationships, and community outreach as members of the Graduate Association of Clinical Psychology (GACP) and Student Association of School Psychology at Eastern (SASPE).

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introductory Psychology 
  • Introductory Psychology
  • Statistical Methods of Psychology 
  • Orientation to the Psychology 
  • Models of Group Therapy 
  • Biological Psychology

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

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General Requirements

  • Application for Admission
  • Official records (transcripts or mark sheets) beginning with secondary school. Transcripts must bear the seal and signature of the appropriate school official, and be accompanied by an official English translation if necessary. A minimum grade point average of a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale is required
  • English Language Proficiency Requirement: Official TOEFL, IELTS, STEP EIKEN, Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)
  • A completed International Student Financial Affidavit Form, documenting sufficient funding for the intended program of study
  • Non-refundable application fee of $30.00 U.S. in the form of a check, certified check or money order made payable to Eastern Illinois University

Tuition Fee

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    378 USD/credit
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  • National

    302 USD/credit
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Living costs for Charleston

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
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