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Psychology - BA

Full program details & costs, with admission requirements. Discover your dream program.


Program facts

  • Program type
    Bachelor's
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Annual tuition fee
    21,930 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 21,930 USD

  • Language taught in
    English
  • Start date
    January, September

Program Overview

What American University of Beirut says about their program:
"The discipline of psychology is dedicated to increasing the scientific understanding of behavior and mental processes at the intrapersonal, interpersonal and group level, and to the application of that understanding to enhance the functioning of individuals, groups, and society. In line with this mission, the Undergraduate Program in Psychology has a threefold mission: to advance and transmit knowledge related to the nature of psychological processes and functioning, to provide a strong foundation in the basic knowledge and skills necessary for research in psychology, and to sensitize students to the applications of psychology in the wider community. This mission embodies the main elements of AUB’s mission which are to foster freedom of thought, respect for diversity, critical thinking, personal integrity, and civic engagement."

Admissions requirements

​​​​​​​​​The freshman program is a majorless year (2 regular terms) whereby the student can take different courses and follow either a scientific track or a track in humanities. Once the student completes the freshman year, he/she gets to enroll in a specific major at the sophomore level based on his/her average or GPA.

Undergraduate Deadlines:

  • Fall Semester (August) - December of previous year
  • Spring Semester (January) - October of previous year

Graduate Deadlines:

  • Fall Semester (August)

    March 18th

  • Spring Semester (January)

    November 17th

  • SAT (evidence-reading and writing)

    530 (minimum score)

  • TOEFL iBT - 79
  • IELTS 6.5 (no band below 6)
  • AUB-EN - 40
  • Duolingo - 100

Undergraduate Requirements:

  • Completed online application
  • Application fee of US$ 50
  • Academic Transcripts and Diploma
  • Transcript and Diploma translations
  • Résume
  • Statement of purpose
  • Passport or ID copy
  • SAT 1 scores
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Proof of English proficiency

Graduate Requirements:

Graduate requirements may vary depending on the faculty

  • A completed application
  • $50 application fee
  • Academic Transcripts and Diploma
  • Transcript and Diploma translations
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of recommendation
  • English proficiency tests
  • GRE/GMAT (for programs that apply)

Fees and funding

All academically gifted students, regardless of their socio-economic background, should have access to AUB. Please note that your admissions status will not be jeopardized by applying for financial aid. AUB has a strong financial aid program to assist needy students in meeting the cost of their education.

Undergraduate Tuition

  • From US$18,780 to US$26,220 per year

Graduate Tuition

  • From US$16,902 to US$40,948 per year

No scholarships available for international students.

Visa requirements for American University of Beirut

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