Students can earn both a B.A. and M.A. in psychology in only 5 years. Third-year students with a 3.5 GPA or higher are encouraged to apply to the B.A./M.A. program in General Psychology.
Students with at least a 3.5 GPA by the end of the sophomore year are eligible to apply for the B.A./M.A. program in General Psychology. After consulting with the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Psychology, the application for the program (available from the School of Arts & Sciences office in 107 McMahon) must be submitted before the beginning of Junior year, and include a list of a maximum of 4 courses (500- or 600-level) that will be taken for both undergraduate and graduate credit.
If accepted into the program, the remaining 6 courses for the M.A. must be taken in the fifth year (after completion of the B.A.). In the fall of their senior year, B.A/M.A students must formally apply for the M.A. program by submitting an application, statement of purpose, GRE scores, and 2 letters of recommendation. All requirements for the M.A., including classes, Comprehensive Exams, and Topic Paper, must be completed by the end of 1 calendar year after the receipt of the B.A. degree. This program is an excellent idea for some students, but not for others, so consultation with the Undergraduate Director is very important.