Master of Arts in Psychology atAmerican University , Washington D.C.College of Arts & Sciences


1.5 - 2 years (Full Time)

Course Level

PG Degree

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  • This 33-credit program provides rigorous graduate training in psychology and psychological research while providing students with the flexibility to pursue their academic interests. University offers three different tracks of specialization: general psychology, experimental/biological psychology, personality/social psychology, and general psychology
  • The MA in Psychology will prepare students for a career in specialized research and applied fields within psychology or to enter a clinical, experimental, or neuroscience doctoral program. University provides rigorous training through a combination of coursework and lab work to ensure that students receive relevant and effective pre-doctoral training as well as advanced education in psychology and psychological research methods
  • The general psychology track provides a balance of coursework in experimental/biological and personality/social psychology, together with training in psychological research and statistics. This is the most flexible program, offering thesis and non-thesis options as well as the most elective courses
  • In the experimental/biological and personality/social psychology tracks, students will delve deeper into their chosen area of specialization while still receiving a solid foundation in general psychology, research, and statistics. Students will apply what they've learned to their master's thesis, in which they will complete an original research project in their chosen area of interest


  • University Rankings
    • #651-700

      - QS 2022

    • #501-600

      - THE (Times Higher Education) 2022

    • #79

      - US News & World Report 2022

    • #653

      - US News & World Report 2022

Fees & Expenses
1st year tuition fees
Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & feesINR 27,06,590
Other expenses in 1st Year
Fees componentsAmount
InsuranceINR 1,54,224
TransportationINR 1,14,240
Books and SuppliesINR 89,760
TotalINR 3,58,224

Calculated at the exchange rate of 1 USD = INR 81.6


Tuition & expenses were last updated on 12ᵗʰ January 2023

Entry Requirements

QualificationEntry Criteria

No specific cutoff mentioned


CGPA - 3/4

  • All applications require transcripts from degree-seeking college institutions. A bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) earned at an accredited college or university is required. AU standards ask for a minimum 3.0 GPA for undergraduate work
  • International transcripts will need to be evaluated and show equivalency of the US 4-year degree


Marks - 100/120


Marks - 68/90


Marks - 7/9


No specific cutoff mentioned

Conditional Offer

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Application Process

Step 1: Prepare documents for application

  • A successful statement will illustrate a candidate's goals, highlight their research interests, and explain how their experience is relevant to the academic research conducted by faculty in their program of interest. Please try to limit the statement of purpose to 500-1,000 words (250-500 for certificate applications)

Step 2: Additional documents required

Step 3: Start your online application

Step 4: Application fees for this course

Scholarship information is not available. You can apply to non-college specific scholarships available for USA.

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