University at Buffalo
College of Arts and Sciences
M.A.- General Psychology
The Department of Psychology offers an M.A. degree in General Psychology. Our M.A. program emphasizes research and scholarship contributing to the scientific understanding of psychology. Students may, through selection of appropriate elective courses, choose a concentration within the field of general psychology. Areas of concentration represented in the department of psychology include Behavioral Neuroscience, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Psychology and Social-Personality Psychology.
The MA program in General Psychology is for individuals who wish to pursue a doctoral degree in psychology but either lack the formal training in their area of interest or need to strengthen their credentials to be competitive for doctoral programs. The program is also intended for individuals who have a long-range plan to obtain a doctoral degree, but are not ready to commit to doctoral studies.
Our M.A. degree in General Psychology does not provide training for specific careers. In order to work as a professional psychologist, it is necessary to earn a Ph.D. (a doctorate). Our program also does not provide the necessary training for graduates to be eligible to work as counselors or therapists upon graduation.
International Student Requirements:
TOEFL score of 79 or higher
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Average Cost per Credit (Graduate):
$432 in state/$841 out of state USD
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