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Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts

About the Program

Advance your education while saving time (and money) by earning your Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in psychology through Case Western Reserve University’s integrated studies program.

As you dive deeper into the human psyche, you'll learn how to help individuals suffering from severe mental health problems. And, you'll gain a competitive edge with top-notch guidance from our expert faculty for an ever-growing job market of clinical and nonclinical practitioners with skills relevant to many disciplines—from social work, counseling, and medicine to law and public relations.

What to Expect

Through our integrated program, you’ll complete two degrees within four to five years at Case Western Reserve, the #1 university in Ohio—saving you time while you expand your knowledge of the brain, emotions, cognition, social behavior and psychological health through courses on topics such as personality theory, measurement of behavior, advanced social psychology and more.

Once accepted in your senior year of your undergraduate studies, you must complete at least 30 credit hours of graduate coursework to obtain the Master of Arts in General Psychology degree. You’ll meet this requirement with courses in cognition and information processing, physiological foundations of behavior, learning and personality theories, and other subjects. And, you'll spend six credit hours of the program preparing a thesis (or you can opt to take a comprehensive exam).

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Beyond the Classroom

Take advantage of several local facilities and resources available to students in the Department of Psychological Sciences, which are ideal places for conducting research, clinical assessments and other skill development. You’ll also have opportunities to connect with classmates by participating in one (or several) graduate student organizations.

And, you’ll have a great deal of knowledge available at your fingertips in Case Western Reserve's Kelvin Smith Library. Here, you'll find an extensive collection of psychology, psychiatry and medical journals. 

Put that knowledge to practice when you pursue unique research and hands-on training opportunities within clinics and hospitals around Cleveland—a city home to renowned hospitals including Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth Medical Center, Louis Stokes VA Medical Center and University Hospitals. 

By the Numbers


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years to complete two degrees


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Admissions Requirements

You must be admitted to Case Western Reserve University’s undergraduate psychology program. When you’ve completed 75 credit hours of undergraduate coursework, you may apply to the master’s portion of your degree through the School of Graduate Studies.

Normally, this means you will submit your application in the sixth semester of the BA program (usually the spring term of the junior year)

Application requirements typically include:

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