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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: n/a
  • Foreign: $ 16.3k / Module
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 15 2월 2016


    What motivates us as humans? Why do people behave as they do? Psychology is essentially the study of what makes us tick—the examination of mental processes and human behavior across the lifespan and across cultures. Suffolk’s approach to psychology is holistic: You’ll examine the neurological components of the brain and also study the way societies and circumstances cause different behaviors. Many majors go on to work as therapists and psychiatrists, but nearly every career requires psychological insight.

    Unique Research Opportunities

    Suffolk is known for an experiential, collaborative approach to learning. You’ll work closely with faculty members on research projects, gaining crucial analytical and communication skills that will be helpful in your career and in graduate school. You’ll have the chance to collaborate with a professor on an independent research project, where you’ll engage in the kind of intense library research and data collection often reserved for PhD students. By forging close relationships with your professors, you’ll gain both knowledge and allies in the field. Uniquely, Suffolk is home to a renowned Mental Health Counseling Master’s program and a respected psychology PhD program; you’ll be an active part of these thriving communities and have access to their resources.

    An Interdisciplinary Approach

    In addition to research work, you’ll be exposed to various facets of psychology including biology, cognition, abnormal behavior, and personality development through rigorous classroom work. You’re urged to apply these insights to other related disciplines by taking classes in law, education, gender studies, and social work. After all, while many majors go on to become therapists, psychiatrists, and psychologists, there’s absolutely no limit to what you can do with this degree—other graduates have pursued careers in fields like education, politics, and law.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline February 15, 2015 Tuition fee
    • USD 16265 Module (National)

    Full-time: 12-17 credits per semester $16,265

    Start date 2016 Credits 126 credits

    Students must complete a minimum of 126 credits for graduation.

    Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    Students must complete a minimum of 126 credits for graduation.

    Please note: The requirements listed below are for students matriculating in 2014 only. All other students should refer to the academic requirements for their year of entry.

    The psychology major may be taken as either a BA or BS. The 10 psychology courses required for the major are of five types:

  • Core requirements (3 courses);
  • Distribution requirements (3 courses, one from each bases group);
  • Elective courses (2 courses, may be taken to complete your 10 course requirement);
  • An applied course requirement (one course);
  • And a senior capstone requirement
  • The major is designed to maximize both exposure to core disciplines within the field of psychology (core and distribution requirements) and individual student choice (elective courses). Students must complete at least 16 credits (4 courses) in residence at Suffolk University.

    A minor in psychology is also available.

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.


    English Language Requirements

    TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test : 77

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS


    We do not use specific minimums for scores or grades in the decision process, but weigh all factors together to gain a whole view of you and your potential for success as a Suffolk University student:

    • Level and range of high school courses selected
    • Grades achieved (official high school transcript with senior year grades)
    • SAT or ACT scores (our code is 3771)
    • Recommendations (two required; one from a guidance counselor, one from a teacher)
    • The essay
    • Other required forms
    • Admission interview (optional)
    • Transfer students should view the transfer requirements page for more details.

    In high school, you should have completed:

    • Four units of English
    • Three units of mathematics (algebra I and II and geometry)
    • Two units of science (at least one with a lab)
    • Two units of language
    • One unit of American history
    • Four units distributed among other college preparatory electives

    We may also consider other factors in the review process, such as:

    • Class rank
    • Honors courses
    • AP courses

    We are also very interested in personal qualities that will offer us further insights into you as an applicant, including:

    • Admission interview
    • Extracurricular involvement
    • Community service
    • Special interests

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

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    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Suffolk University.

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