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Psychology - MA

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

Program facts

  • Program type
  • Duration
    2 years
  • Annual tuition fee
    16,902 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,902 USD

  • Language taught in
  • Start date
    January, September

Program Overview

What American University of Beirut says about their program:
"The overall mission of the graduate program in General Psychology is to provide students with a strong foundation in psychological science. The program is characterized by both an emphasis on advanced research and statistical training as well as a strong commitment to critical thinking. The faculty possesses expertise in social, cultural and political psychology, and in areas of learning, cognition, and neuroscience. In realizing its mission, the Master’s Program in General Psychology is committed to the following goals and objectives: to provide education and training in the use of the scientific method in psychological research; to provide education and training in ethical practices in psychology; and to provide supervision of an empirical research study of publishable quality."

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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