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Psychology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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As a psychology student at Otterbein you will be treated as an individual, given numerous opportunities for personal and professional development, and work side-by-side with your professors. This is an excellent program for the student who wants to be involved and engaged in the classroom and beyond.


We view our students as part of this scholarly community. Psychology classes are generally small, and many upper-level classes have fewer than 10 students. Many of our classes are hands-on – you may be out in the community teaching adults stress-management skills, collecting data in the laboratory, or working with children in the local schools. Recognition of and appreciation for diversity and cultural issues are important dimensions of our teaching and practice.

The Psychology House is the heart of the department. Walk right in - there's no need to knock. The secretary's office and faculty mailboxes are on the first and second floors. There is a small reception area on the first floor where students take make-up exams, watch video assignments, or visit while waiting to see a faculty member.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Often students go beyond their course work and engage in research projects or internships that give them practical experience in an area of their interest. Our students go to conferences around the country where they present their work. Research experience is crucial for any type of graduate program, and it also provides invaluable skills that are desired by employers. The Psychology Department has among the highest levels of participation in the university’s Honors and Distinction programs.

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

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    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

Application Requirements:

  • Completed application
  • Official ACT or SAT test scores:  Otterbein recommends having test scores sent directly from the testing agency.  Otterbein’s ACT code 3318.  Otterbein’s SAT code 1597
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)
  • Personal essay (250 words)
  • 35 $ application fee

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31424 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31424 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    31424 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31424 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Westerville

  • 1189 - 1970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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