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Webster University’s Department of Psychology provides students with a solid foundation of the major theoretical perspectives of psychology and its scientific approach. By studying psychology with us, you’ll learn about scientific and applied psychology from a range of angles including biological, clinical/counseling, cognitive/learning, developmental, and social/cultural.

Explore below to learn more about our degree opportunities, designed according to the most recent research on the scholarship of teaching and learning within the field of psychology.

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Undergraduate Programs

Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Medicine and Pre-Veterinary

Webster University provides a variety of programs and courses designed to meet the needs of the pre-dental, pre-medical, and pre-veterinary student. Most dental and medical schools accept a BA or BS in any field of study but require specific courses in biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics.

Pre-Occupational Therapy

Webster University offers a cooperative 3-2 program with the Washington University School of Medicine in occupational therapy (OT). This dual degree program enables students to complete a BA in Biology, BS in Biological Sciences, BS in Exercise Science, BS in Psychological Science or BA in Psychology from Webster University and a master of science in occupational therapy (MSOT) from Washington University within a five-year period.

Learn more about the Pre-Occupational Therapy 3+2 Cooperative Program

Graduate Programs

The gerontology degree program at Webster is an online program with curriculum designed for the field's growth and need for innovation. It provides a broad educational base in the field of aging and the aged, preparing students for a wide range of careers in a variety of sectors. The applied gerontology core courses, as well as the program electives, are concerned with maximizing the applied and theoretical bases necessary for a successful career in gerontology.

Master of Arts in Gerontology

The online certificate program in gerontology is designed to expand students' marketability and skills in their chosen profession by providing a broad educational base concerning factors related to the aging of individuals and society. Students may pursue the certificate by itself or integrate their certificate studies with an MA degree program.

Certificate in Gerontology

The certificate in applied gerontology enhancement and specialization (AGES) is offered to those who currently work, have worked or will work in the field of gerontology and have attained a bachelor’s or master’s degree. This certificate will develop and enhance the managerial and administrative skills of the practitioner and provide students with the knowledge to effectively meet the needs of the aging population in a variety of career settings. 

Certificate in Applied Gerontology Enhancement and Specialization (AGES)

Leatrice McNeal
William HuddlestonBerry Memorial Endowed Scholarship Recipient

“With my Webster degree, I will go on to create my own private therapy practice, where I will serve underrepresented communities, specifically the Black community.”

Leatrice McNeal
Leatrice McNeal

BA in Psychology: Mental Health, ‘22

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3-2+ BA/MA Program

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Earn Both the BA in Psychology and the MA in Counseling

This program combines the Bachelor's in Psychology with an emphasis in Mental Health with the Master's in Counseling in less time than taking the programs separately. Students in this highly competitive program can begin taking master's level classes to complete their bachelor's degrees, reducing up to a year off. Talk to your undergraduate advisor to learn more.

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International Opportunities in Psychology

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Our students can take programs toward their psychology degree at many of our University’s international campuses. Our friendly staff in International Recruitment and International Services provide essential resources to our students interested in learning overseas through assistance with visas, work, health services, housing and much more.

Our locations include: Geneva (Switzerland), Leiden (the Netherlands), Vienna (Austria), Accra (Ghana) and Athens (Greece).

International-Only Psychology Programs

The bachelor of science (BS) in psychology is designed to provide the biological, cognitive, personality and social contexts for understanding the behavior of individuals throughout their lifespan. Students who successfully complete the BS in psychology will have the foundation, research skills and data analysis expertise to succeed in a MA/PhD psychology graduate program (e.g. clinical psychology, experimental psychology, etc.).

This program is available at the following international campuses:

The mission of the MA in psychology with an emphasis in counseling psychology program is to provide its participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to become competent in counseling psychology through academic and experiential learning. The program aims at educating future psychologists who have sound knowledge of the theory and practice of counseling psychology, who are competent consumers and creative producers of social science research, who are competent in counseling practice, and who are ethical and sensitive to the cultures, values and worlds of various clients.

This program is available at the following international campuses:

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Browning Hall

Browning Hall

Browning Hall is located next to Pearson House off of Big Bend Boulevard at the northeast corner of the Webster Groves campus.

8274 Big Bend Blvd.
Webster Groves, MO 63119

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