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Master of Philosophy in Psychology



What will I learn?

The SMU Fast-Track Master of Philosophy in Psychology (FTMP) is a two-year research Master’s programme open to SMU undergraduates who are in their Year 4.

The FTMP is aimed at students who are interested in developing research knowledge and skills, especially those who are considering a PhD in psychology. The programme is called ‘fast-track’ as it enables students to earn a research master’s degree (MPhil in Psychology) one year after graduating from the Bachelor’s programme.

The Fast-Track MPhil in Psychology is a 2-year programme targeting Year 4 SMU undergraduates interested in developing research knowledge and skills—especially those who are considering a PhD in psychology. The FTMP would enable students to earn a master’s in psychology one year after graduating. It would provide a formal structure that addresses the challenges faced by graduated students seeking further studies in psychology: (1) their status as postgraduate students would grant them access to resources needed to conduct independent research; (2) the two-year period offers more time to develop larger research projects and collaborations. FTMP graduates would be highly competitive applicants for PhD programmes within Singapore as well as overseas.

Which department am I in?

School of Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
SG$22,700.00 (14,08,189) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

August 2023


School of Social Sciences

Singapore Management University,

10 Canning Rise, #05-01,

179873, Singapore

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have: Good undergraduate degree. A good score in GMAT or SMU Admissions Test. TOEFL/ IELTS is required if the medium of instruction of your undergraduate studies was not in English. It must be taken within the last 2 years at the time of submitting your application.

For international students

A good undergraduate bachelor's degree in Psychology or a relevant training/experience.
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) results


About Singapore Management University (SMU)

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