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Study behavioral psychology abroad

An in-depth guide to studying behavioral psychology as an international student.

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Behavioral psychology degrees abroad

Behavioral psychology is a branch of psychology that examines the causes and consequences of human behavior. It’s a fascinating field that analyzes several social, psychological, and emotional aspects of behavior.

You’ll study the links between people’s thought processes, perceptions, emotions, and actions. You’ll then build the theoretical and technical expertise needed to transform destructive behaviors into positive, healthy ones.

By study abroad, you’ll see how behavioral therapy is used to treat conditions like depression, anxiety disorders, and substance abuse across the globe. It’s also an eye-opening chance to witness the effects of different cultural norms and societal ideals on the behavioral patterns of populations.

Behavioral psychology program structure

Bachelor’s degrees in behavioral psychology take three or four years to complete, depending on where you study.

If you take your BSc in the US, you’ll take two years of general education classes before majoring in behavioral psychology for the second half of your program.

It’s possible to study a master’s course after finishing your BSc, but most aspiring behavioral psychologists jump straight into a doctoral degree program. PhDs can take anywhere between four and eight years to complete.

Teaching is mainly delivered through lectures, seminars, workshops, and laboratories. You’ll be assessed in a variety of ways, including presentations, case study analyses, portfolios, essays, and exams.

Course modules vary according to the university you attend. However, most institutions will provide you with a solid grounding in these fundamental areas:

  • Personality theory
  • Ethics in behavioral psychology
  • Lifespan development
  • Psychopathology
  • Mental health and illness
  • Introduction to cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Interpersonal communication and group dynamics
  • Abnormal psychology

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Behavioral psychology study abroad programs

Behavioral psychology undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in behavioral psychology

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    Psychology/Applied Behavior Analysis - BA/BSc Murray State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    13,920 USD
    Start date
    January, August
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    Behavioural Science - BBS Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    17,840 CAD
    Start date
    September
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Behavioral psychology graduate programs

Master's in behavioral psychology

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    Behavior Analysis - MA Long Island University Post, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    44,100 USD
    Start date
    January, September
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    Applied Behavior Analysis - MSc Arizona State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    29,318 USD
    Start date
    August
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    Behavioural Science in Relation to Medicine - MPhil University of Newcastle, Australia

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    38,825 AUD
    Start date
    February, July, September
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    Behavioural Science for Management - MSc University of Stirling, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    15,950 GBP
    Start date
    September
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    Special Education - Autism/Applied Behavior Analysis - MEd Texas State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    15,034 USD
    Start date
    January, August
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Certificate in behavioral psychology

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    Autism and Behavioural Science - OCGCert Fanshawe College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    16,626 CAD
    Start date
    September
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Future behavioral psychology careers

Behavioral science graduates go on to pursue a range of rewarding careers across healthcare, law enforcement, research, education, and more.

No matter what profession you choose, you’ll have the knowledge and tools needed to help others initiate positive behavioral change. Here are just a handful of the roles you’d be suited to:

  • Behavioral psychologist
  • Counselor
  • Social worker
  • Community health worker
  • Substance abuse support worker
  • Behavioral researcher
  • Market research analyst
  • Special education teacher

For some of the roles listed above, you’ll need to earn a postgraduate degree, undertake supervised experience, become licensed, and gain certification. Speak to your university’s career advice service for tailored guidance on how to land your dream job.