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Psychology: Master of Arts (MA) in Psychology
The Psychology Department has a course of study leading to the Master of Arts degree at Queens College. This program is intended for students who:
• want to explore their interests further or expand their backgrounds in psychology;
• want to learn more about the area of mental health (but without seeking the field placements and special coursework offered in the Clinical Behavioral Applications program); and/or
• see themselves en-route to doctoral study, with the goal of pursuing a career as independent researchers, particularly in the areas of neuropsychology, learning processes, or experimental psychology.

Requirements for Matriculation 

These requirements are in addition to the general requirements for matriculation.​​
1. Fifteen credits in undergraduate psychology is considered the minimum requirement for admission to the MA program, which should include an undergraduate laboratory course in experimental psychology and a course in psychological statistical methods or their equivalents. A student who has not had at least a one-semester laboratory course in experimental psychology and a one-semester course in statistical methods or their equivalents, but whose record of achievement is otherwise high, will be asked to make up the deficiency through taking a comparable course without credit in an undergraduate college.
2. A minimum grade average index of B (3.0) in undergraduate courses.
3. A minimum grade average index of B (3.0) or the equivalent in the undergraduate field of concentration or, with permission of the department, in related fields.
4. Three letters of recommendation, at least two of which should be from instructors who are in a position to attest to the applicant’s capacity to complete successfully a program of graduate studies.
5. In some cases a personal interview with the Graduate Advisor or with some other members of the Department may be required.

Note that possession of the requirements listed above does not automatically insure admission to the programs. Each record, including grades, letters of recommendation, and information from present and former instructors and employers, will be carefully examined by a Graduate Committee on Admissions. Specific requirements may be waived by the Graduate Committee on Admissions for students of special promise.



Requirements for Non-Matriculation

Students are to follow the college’s requirements for non-matriculation​.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


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Fall Deadline April 1
Fall Extended DeadlineN/A
Spring DeadlineNovember 1
Spring Extended DeadlineN/A

Letters of Reference3
Essay  500 Words

Accepts Non-MatricYes

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