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Graduate Studies

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Each year, we receive approximately 120 applicants to our graduate program. Here is information for those thinking of applying.

How to apply to the Boston College Department of Psychology

Frequently Asked Questions

Our Programs

B.A.-B.S./M.A. Program
The B.A.-B.S./M.A. Program is designed to allow selected students to earn both a B.A. or B.S. and an M.A. in Psychology in five years.

Master's Program
The Master's Program in Psychology is a two-year, full-time, research-oriented program.

Doctoral Program
The Ph.D. Program in Psychology at Boston College offers training in five areas.

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Graduate Alumni
Graduates of our program receive postdoctoral fellowships, get academic positions, and work in the private sector.

Graduate Program Handbook

The Murray Graduate Center
The John C. Murray, S.J. Graduate Student Center (MGC) was established in 1997 to provide a facility dedicated to graduate students in their pursuit of academic excellence at Boston College. One of only a handful of graduate student centers around the country, the Murray Center produces a number of programs for graduate students, offers a number of services and amenities and provides academic, social, computer, student organization and casual meeting space and opportunities.

Other Graduate Programs

The Lynch School of Education at Boston College offers a graduate program in Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Psychology.