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Psychology, Master of Arts

33 Credits
St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Queens Campus


The M.A. in Psychology at St. John's University provides students with a broad background of psychological knowledge and tools as preparation for more advanced work in the field. The program is heavily research-oriented providing you with a solid foundation to pursue many other fields of inquiry.

Courses for the M.A. are offered in the evening, allowing for part-time attendance toward completion of the degree with a minimum of six credits per semester. Graduate assistantships are available on a competitive basis.

Department Faculty

Please see a list of our Psychology faculty.

Department Contact

Kate Walton, Ph.D., Director
Barbara Passudetti, Staff
Marillac Hall, Room SB-36


Applicants must:

  • Possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • Submit official transcripts of all undergraduate and previous graduate coursework
  • Submit scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test
  • Have completed an Introduction to Psychology course and a course in statistics
  • Submit three letters of recommendation, one of which must be from an individual who will address the applicant’s research potential
  • Submit a laboratory/research paper as well as a term paper
  • Provide a clearly written statement of educational and professional goals

For fall admission, preference is given to applications received by May 1. For spring admission, preference is given to applications received by November 1.

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Graduate Admission Information
Robert Medrano, Director
Office of Graduate Admission

Tuition and Financial Aid

Graduate Assistantships

You may apply for administrative graduate assistantships throughout the University. These positions offer tuition remission and, typically, a stipend. You can find more information about graduate assistantships on the Graduate Assistantships and Fellowships page.


Career Outcomes

The M.A. Psychology curriculum stresses the relationship between theory and research. The program will prepare you to plan and carry out empirical research, and to report your research findings. It will prepare you for further study in psychology or for related fields like marketing research and program evaluation. Our graduates function as independent researchers in laboratory settings, hospitals, and industry. Many enter doctoral programs upon completion of the M.A. degree.