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Psychology Graduate Program

  • Earn Your Way In

    Excel in 3 Degree Courses to Qualify for Admission

  • Format

    Online for 2020–21

  • Average Course Tuition


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Examine the science of psychology and gain an understanding of human behavior.

Explore core theories and the latest research, gaining insights into how human beings think, feel, behave, and navigate their social world.

What You'll Learn

Through the degree in the field of psychology you:

  • Develop an enhanced understanding of social science research, human behavior, research designs, scientific outcomes, behavioral science research, quantitative and qualitative methods, and new investigation design.
  • Learn to communicate complex psychological knowledge, both orally and in writing, with awareness of the latest field knowledge.

Your Harvard Degree
Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) in Extension Studies, field: Psychology.

Our graduates work in the fields of mental health, research, health care, human resources, and education (secondary and higher education).

  • 35

    Average Age

  • 1-2

    Courses Taken Each Semester

  • 57%

    Working Full Time

  • 96%

    Would Recommend the Program

  • 13 Years

    Professional Experience in the Field

  • Most

    Pursued For Career Change

Admission and Getting Started

Here at Harvard Extension, you begin your coursework before you even apply. Why? Because we believe the best way to prove you can succeed in the program is by first succeeding in the classroom.

To get started, you take the following three courses. Earn at least a B in each to qualify for admission.

  • SSCI 100A Proseminar: Introduction to Graduate Studies and Scholarly Writing in the Social Sciences—Anthropology and Psychology
  • One psychology course
  • STAT 150 Intermediate Statistics: Methods and Modeling or PSYC 1900 Statistical Modeling for Social and Behavioral Sciences

Ready to take the next step? Check your admissions eligibility, explore the curriculum, and prepare to enroll in your first course.

See the schedules in the academic calendar.

One of the most rewarding aspects of my time here has been the friendships and professional bonds formed with faculty and students.

Cost and Financial Aid

Affordability is core to our mission. When compared to our continuing education peers, it’s a fraction of the cost.

Our Tuition (2020–21 rate) $2,900 per course
Average Tuition of Peer Institutions $5,476 per course
Average Total Cost $35,000

After admission, you may qualify for financial aid. Typically, eligible students receive grant funds to cover a portion of tuition costs each term, in addition to federal financial aid options.