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The Five-Year Combined B.S./M.S. in Psychology Option

Saint Joseph’s University combined B.S./M.S. program in Psychology offers students a general curriculum of study emphasizing experimental psychology. The program, which is designed to complement the strengths and interests of the present Psychology faculty, also reflects the current state of the discipline of psychology. The program offers a traditional and academically oriented forty-eight credit curriculum and requires a qualifying comprehensive examination and an empirical thesis project. This unique program is designed for successful completion over five academic years.

Undergraduate psychology majors at Saint Joseph’s apply for the five-year combined B.S./M.S. program following the completion of the first semester of the junior year. All applicants will be asked to submit:

  • a completed Saint Joseph's University graduate application.
  • official sealed transcript(s) of undergraduate/graduate coursework. If you are an SJU graduate the Office of Graduate Operations will obtain your SJU transcripts for you.
  • a current resum√© or curriculum vitae.
  • two letters of recommendation from at least two faculty appraising the candidate’s promise and capacity for graduate study, reflecting, from a professional’s point of view, the candidate’s ability to pursue a rigorous, independent course of study at the graduate level.
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All application materials are due by March 1st. Acceptance into the five-year program will not affect the GER Common Courses or University Distribution Requirement. For more information, contact the Graduate Arts and Sciences Office or the Department of Psychology.