General Psychology 4+1

Degrees Granted
BA, MA
Degree Level
Undergraduate + Graduate
Location
Garden City

Earn two valuable degrees from Adelphi’s world-renowned Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology in just five years—and save a year of tuition.

Why Earn a Combined Degree in Psychology?

A combined BA and MA in psychology unlocks opportunities across a broad range of industries. Serve your community as a mental health practitioner, or leverage your critical reasoning skills and insights into human behavior to make an impact in fields like healthcare, human resources, marketing, business or law. This versatile degree is also the perfect springboard for doctoral study if you’re interested in a research or teaching career.

Why Earn a Combined Degree in Psychology at Adelphi?

  • Save on time and tuition by plotting the fastest route to graduation: Starting in the fall of your senior year, you’ll take two graduate courses per semester, then continue your studies in the following summer session.
  • Benefit from a social justice-oriented education that integrates research, theory and practice at the Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology, an international leader in psychological studies.
  • Customize your plan of study to your unique interests and goals — and boost your marketability — by specializing in one of three in-demand areas: general psychology, human resource management or substance abuse counseling.
94%* * based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2020
of our graduate students say that Adelphi University increased their understanding of the roles and responsibilities of professionals in their field
based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2020

The 4+1 program offers a quicker path to a degree for those interested in substance abuse treatment or human resources. The program can also act as a gateway to clinical PhD programs for those who need more clinical or research experience before applying.

Katherine Fiori, PhD Professor and Chair, Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology

Exceptional Hands-On Learning

Real-world learning experiences—from internships to clinical training—are key pillars of a psychology education at Adelphi. Thanks to the long-standing partnerships we’ve formed with local organizations, you’ll be able to hone your clinical skills and provide mental health services in a variety of settings, such as:

On campus, you’ll benefit from our close ties with Adelphi’s Institute for Parenting, Alice Brown Early Learning Center and the Bridges to Adelphi Program, where you can gain valuable hands-on experience working with clients of all age groups.

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Application Requirements

To apply for this program, submit the appropriate application requirements.

BA/MA Program Application

Transformative Educational Opportunities

All undergraduate students have the opportunity to apply for the following programs to expand their educational landscape:

  • The Honors College – fostering intellectual perspectives and critical skills
  • Levermore Global Scholars – preparing students to become global thinkers and leaders
  • Study Abroad – providing opportunities to experience another culture and see the world from a new perspective

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