BA in Psychology + MS in Psychological Research

Admissions Process

Students admitted to the program will complete 30 credits during the senior year, of which nine credits are graduate courses. These nine credits will count toward both the BA and MS degrees. Each student will work with a faculty sponsor to develop and implement a master’s project. On completion of the senior year, students receive the BA in Psychology, then are formally admitted to the MS program in Psychological Research (with nine graduate credits already completed).

During the fifth year, +1 students will complete 23 graduate credits, including courses in research methods, statistics, ethics, topical seminars, a professional development seminar series and master’s project research.

Admission Requirements

  • Psychology GPA 3.5
  • Overall GPA 3.5
  • Academic writing sample demonstrating proficiency in academic writing appropriate for the master’s level of study
  • A mentorship agreement from the faculty sponsor list (see below)


Student Application Materials

Assemble and submit the following materials as email attachments to All materials must be submitted in a single email.

  • Unofficial undergraduate transcripts
  • +1 Application Form
  • Signed Faculty Sponsor Agreement
  • A personal statement describing the reasons for pursuing a master’s degree, current research interests, research experience and future career goals
  • An academic writing sample
  • Letters of recommendation

Two letters of recommendation from Temple University faculty are required. At least one letter must be from Psychology Department faculty. Please request that faculty recommenders submit the letter as an email attachment to, with the applicant’s full name in the subject line.

Faculty Sponsors

The following faculty members are willing to sponsor students for the +1 program. It is each student’s responsibility to contact a faculty member to initiate a conversation about sponsorship for the program. Please be prepared to discuss your research interests, potential research projects, your responsibilities in the sponsor’s lab and the sponsor’s expectations for your research progress in each semester of the program.