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Spring 2022 Update

General Psychology B.A./M.A. 5 Year Program


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NY State Program Code: 36776
HEGIS Code: 2001.00
CIP Code: 42.0101

The BA/MA 5-Year Program in Psychology provides undergraduate students the opportunity to complete the baccalaureate and master’s degrees within five years of study. It is primarily intended for students who would like to 1) accelerate their study in psychology, 2) develop a focus area of study in graduate psychology, 3) increase preparation for further advanced study (e.g., Ph.D.) , and 4) pursue specialized areas of study such as substance abuse counseling or human resource management. Students in this program must complete the requirements for the B.A. in Psychology  and the additional M.A. requirements described below.

Passing the Comprehensive Exam is required for students to receive their Master of Arts in General Psychology, unless they have elected to complete a  Master’s Thesis Research study. In order to be eligible to take the Comprehensive exit exam, students must first take and pass the required core courses-Psychopathology, Developmental, Research, and either Consciousness and Cognition or Contemporary Views.

Required Core Courses (15 credits)


Elective Courses (21 credits)


In addition to the five required core courses, the M.A. in General Psychology program provides students with the opportunity to choose seven electives (21 credits) from a variety of courses.

Required Course Scheduling


M.A. General Psychology (36 credits)


Fall 1 - Senior Year (6 credits)


Spring 1 - Senior Year (6 credits)


Summer (12 credits)


  • Four electives (3 credits each)

Fall 2 - Fifth Year (12 credits)


M.A. General Psychology, Concentration in Substance Abuse Counseling (39 credits)


Fall 1 - Senior Year (6 credits)


Spring 1 - Senior Year (6 credits)


Fall 2 - Fifth Year (12 credits)


M.A. General Psychology, Concentration in Human Resource Management (36 credits)


Fall 1 - Senior Year (6 credits)


Spring 1 - Senior Year (6 credits)


Fall 2 - Fifth Year (12 credits)


Spring 2 - Fifth Year (12 credits)


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