What will I learn?

This five-year B.A.+M.A. program draws on two existing degree programs: the B.A. in Psychology and the M.A. in Psychology (Psychological Science track). A 4+1 program will provide an efficient path for highly qualified undergraduate students to complete both a B.A. and a M.A. degree in five academic years instead of the six normally required, while completing the same number of graduate courses. The program allows for 12 credits of graduate coursework to be applied toward both the B.A. and M.A. degrees. A main goal of the program is to provide graduates with solid preparation for employment or for a Ph.D. program in psychology or a related discipline. This program may be particularly suitable for psychology majors in the University Honors and Scholars programs.


For a student in the 4+1 program, the B.A. is awarded after completion of at least 120 credit hours and all General Education, University, College and Major Field requirements. Up to 12 credits of graduate courses may count toward both the B.A. degree and the M.A. degree. Of these, two courses are required:

PSY 511 - Univariate Statistics and Experimental Methodology and

PSY 597 - Advanced Data Analysis with Computer Applications.3

The M.A. degree is awarded after the student has completed at least 25 additional graduate-level credits and has completed all of the requirements of the M.A. program in Psychological Science.4

During the fourth undergraduate year, following admission to the 4+1 program, a student, in addition to completing PSY 511 and PSY 597, must complete a third graduate-level psychology course, plus one 1-credit section and one 0-credit section of PSY 509. The graduate-level course may topically duplicate an undergraduate course taken to satisfy a core requirement if the graduate-level course is to be counted as an elective toward the undergraduate degree. A student must earn a grade of B or better in each graduate-level course in order to be admitted to the M.A. Program and the Graduate College.

Which department am I in?

College of Sciences and Health Professions

Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
$16,904.00 (12,54,006) per year
USD $16,904 for bachelor’s degree; USD $20,766 for master’s degree
Application deadline

Expected July, December 2022

Start date

Expected January, August 2022


College of Sciences and Health Professions

2351 Euclid Avenue,

Science and Research Bld, Room 353,



44115, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

The following are the minimum requirements for undergraduate students to be admitted to the 5-year B.A.+M.A. in Psychological Science program:

96 undergraduate credit hours earned
Declared psychology major at CSU (PSY, PSYLR or PSYLK); and
Cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0

Meet minimum test score requirements:

TOEFL iBT (Internet-Based): 78 and at least 17 in each section

TOEFL PBT (Paper-Based): 550

IELTS: 6.0 and at least 5.0 in each section

PTE (Pearsons Test of English): 50

Application Deadlines: Fall Semester - July 21; Spring Semester - December 10

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.