Psychological Sciences (Combined BA/MA)

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Psychological Sciences (Combined BA/MA)

The BA in Psychology / MA in Psychological Sciences is an accelerated, five year program. It is best suited for students who know they want to pursue either a doctorate in psychology or who want to obtain intensive training in research design and data analysis for entry-level positions in industries such as health, pharmaceutical, banking, insurance, advertising or consulting. This BA/MA program provides opportunities for early graduate study, mentored research training in psychology beginning in the junior year, presentation at research conferences and publication in recognized research journals beginning in the junior year, on-point training and preparation in research design, data management, and data analysis for students who desire a master’s degree as a terminal degree.

Please note – transfer students should first consult with a member of the Psychology Department before entering the BA in Psychology / MA in Psychological Sciences program.

Application Requirements

If you are a prospective Freshman or Transfer applicant, learn more about admission criteria here.

Students with a GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Application Deadline: Rolling admission
  • Students will be sent an expedited application from The Graduate School to complete
Students with a GPA below 3.0
  • Application Deadline: Rolling admission
  • Transcript: MSU transcript will be uploaded by The Graduate School
  • Letters of Recommendation: Two (2) letters of recommendation, from persons qualified to evaluate the applicant’s promise of academic achievement and potential for professional growth.
  • Resume: A current resume is not required, but applicants are encouraged to include one.
  • Statement of Purpose – Please write an integrated essay providing a response to each of the following questions:
    • What are your goals for graduate study and your future career?
    • In what ways do your academic background and your professional experiences provide evidence of your potential for success in the program you selected and in your eventual career? Please give specific examples of relevant coursework and/or experience.
    • Is there any further information we should consider in assessing your candidacy?

Contact

If you have inquiries regarding your program of interest, please contact:

Program Coordinator: Dr. Jennifer Pardo
Office: Dickson Hall 252
Email: pardoj@montclair.edu
Telephone: 973‑655‑7924

*During the summer months, there will be a rotating department chair available to answer your inquiry. Find the updated summer chair for this program.*

If you have questions regarding the application process and requirements, please email or call us:

Incoming Freshmen and Transfers:

Undergraduate Admissions
Email: msuadm@montclair.edu
Telephone: (973) 655-4444
Fax: (973) 655-7700

Current Montclair State Undergraduates:

The Graduate School
Email: gradschool@montclair.edu
Telephone: (973) 655-5147
Fax: (973) 655-7869