SF State Scholars Program in Developmental Psychology (combined BA/MA degree)

Are you majoring in Psychology?  

Would you like to work on an MA in Developental Psychology while completing BA requirements? 

Students majoring in Psychology may apply to the SF State Scholars Program, a blended BA/MA Degree program, which allows academically excellent undergraduate students to complete a Master’s degree in Developmental Psychology within a one to two semester reduced timeline. 

There are many advantages to this program. First, you don't need to take the GRE. Second, you won't need to pay $55 to apply to the program. Third, you can complete one year of your graduate degree at the fee rate for undergraduate students. 

Note, if your ultimate goal is to be a practicing clinical psychologist with a Marriage and Family Therapy license, this is probably not the program for you.

To apply, the following materials must be emailed to Dr. Cookston at cookston@sfsu.edu

1.) CV/resume

2.) SF State Scholars application form (available at http://grad.sfsu.edu/content/scholars-4-1-program). Please deliver hard copy of this form to Dr. Cookston in room 301 of the Ethnic Studies & Psychology building.

3.) Statement of Purpose (2,000 - 4,000 words, refer to Psychology coursework you've taken and which faculty in the Psychology department that you would like to work with)

4.) Two letters of recommendation from professors that can write about your performance in their class. These should be emailed direclty to cookston@sfsu.edu and to your department's faculty advisor (a list of faculty advisors identified by Department follows)

If you have questions about the program, you can reach out to the Psychology department's graduate services coordinator Megan Kwong <mwkwong@sfsu.edu>

For assistance with your application, please contact the following faculty advisors:

Dr. Jeff Cookston: cookston@sfsu.edu

Dr. Jae Paik: jaepaik@sfsu.edu