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Psychology, Bachelor of Arts / Master of Arts



The Department of Psychology offers an intensive, accelerated combined degree program leading to both the B.A. and M.A. degrees in five years of full-time study. The program provides you with a sound preparation in psychology, including the psychological, social, and biological processes underlying normal and abnormal behavior. You will learn to think critically, to integrate theory with research, and to intensify the discovery and understanding of the interaction of human behavior. 

Department Contact

William Chaplin, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, M.A. Psychology
Marillac Hall, Room SB15-6
[email protected]

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Please see the requirement chart for the academic progression criteria in this combined degree program.

Current St. John’s University undergraduates interested in applying to a combined degree program or pathway should consult the appropriate Director of Graduate Studies and their undergraduate academic Dean.


Career Outcomes

With a B.A. and M.A. in Psychology from St. John's, you prepare 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. After gaining valuable research experience through the M.A. program, you become a competitive applicant for Ph.D. or Psy.D. programs if you wish to continue your graduate education at the doctoral level.