Jul 05, 2022  
2021-2022 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog

Combined BA-MA in Psychology


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This fast-track program enables qualified BA degree students in psychology to complete both the BA and the MA in Psychology, Research Option, in 5 rather than 6 years.

Eligibility

Students may apply to the combined program as entering freshmen or as undergraduates during their sophomore or junior years. Successful candidates will have an overall GPA of at least 3.25, B or better in PSY 205 and PSY Methods, at least one recommendation from a research psychologist and a well-written personal essay that reveals their potential for a research career. Application should be made to the Graduate Program Director for the Research Option (Dr. Mahzad Hojjat, mhojjat@umassd.edu), who will make a recommendation to the department chairperson.

Tuition and Fees

Students pay tuition and fee rates as published by the university. Students selecting the BA-MA option will pay undergraduate rates until they reach the level of completion of the baccalaureate degree.

Progression to MA Study


Students will take four graduate courses as senior year electives that will also apply toward the MA degree (12 credits). The department will provide a specific list of courses and how they fit within a recommended sequence. During the senior year, the student will file a Psychology Research Option MA application in the Office of Graduate Studies. The application will be accepted without GRE scores and without additional recommendation letters, and the personal essay referenced above will serve as the admissions Personal Statement.

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