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Psychology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Atherton, CA, United States
To accomplish the Psychology program Mission at Menlo College, the faculty enact a Vision where students are encouraged to view human behavior from both interpersonal and intrapersonal perspectives, examining their own experiences in light of relationships with others. 
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Psychology is the study of the human mind. Psychologists help us better understand ourselves and our relationships in the rapidly changing world around us. Some of the questions we ask – and answer – at Menlo College include:

  • Why do we behave in certain ways in person vs. online?
  • How does the brain affect our attraction to others and our engagement in the worlds of work or school?
  • How can we support marginalized populations at school or work and in our communities?
  • What can psychologists contribute to athletes’ performance?
  • How do enriched or impoverished environments influence academic and professional achievement?
  • How can we conduct and communicate research that is ethically responsible and respects multiple life experiences?
  • What makes up our identity, and how does it evolve across our lives?
  • How can we apply scientific science and methods to help people lead satisfying lives?
  • How can we better understand and treat mental illness while promoting well-being?
  • How can we thrive socially, psychologically and physically from youth into late life?

To help us answer these questions, the Psychology faculty crafted the Psychology program Mission at Menlo College to promote the well-being of individuals and communities by raising awareness of psychological, social, cultural and biological influences on human growth and development.

Small classes bring faculty and students together to work with and challenge each other to set and achieve academic, personal and professional goals. These developmental networks of faculty and peers help students to know themselves, build on their strengths and overcome their weaknesses to identify what they would like to accomplish in the world.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Course Overview:

  • Knowledge base in psychology
  • Scientific inquiry & critical thinking
  • Ethical & social responsibility in a diverse world
  • Communication
  • Professional development

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.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Admissions application: You are encouraged to complete the Menlo College Freshman Application to fast-track your admissions decision. You are also welcome to apply using the Common Application.
  • Application fee: $40
  • Personal essay: Please submit a personal essay of at least 250 words addressing your reasons for seeking a college education, expectations of a college education and reasons for applying to Menlo College.
  • Official transcripts from your current high school
  • Official SAT, ACT, TOEFL or IELTS transcripts
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Certificate of Finance (must show $64,540 in current account)
  • Bank statement or letter on bank letterhead verifying the above claimed amount is on deposit in a current account

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21762 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21762 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    21762 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21762 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Atherton

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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