Psychology (PBCP)

Are you interested in pursuing graduate work in psychology but don’t have an undergraduate psychology degree? The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Psychology is specially designed for you.

This highly flexible and customizable online program prepares students with majors other than psychology to pursue a master’s or doctorate-level psychology graduate program. You and a psychology faculty advisor will work together to design a personalized educational plan of 13-17 semester hours that offers you a solid foundation in psychological theories and principles.

Enjoy a program tailored to your specific needs while receiving hands-on support from faculty on selecting and applying to the right graduate school for you.

Chart a new path through the study of the human mind

Our course requirements for PBCP are intentionally flexible, allowing for your academic record and work experience. Your certificate plan will be prepared by your faculty advisor and approved by the psychology department head. Minimum requirements for the certificate include:

  • PSYC 151
  • 12 semester hours in psychology
  • All courses at the 200-level or above
  • At least 3 hours at the 300-level

All courses must be taken for a letter grade, and you must earn a 2.0 or higher for the course to count as certificate credit.

To earn your PBCP certificate, you must have a psychology GPA of 3.0 or higher.

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Cost and Financial Aid

A great education is worth it. Here’s how Mary Baldwin helps you pay for it: Generous financial aid packages, a broad range of scholarships, transferring maximum credit hours from previous coursework or relevant work and life experiences — the list goes on. Our mission is to help you level up and bring your aspirations to life.

PBCP Admission Requirements

To apply to the PBCP program, you’ll need:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • A 3.0-grade point average
  • Test Scores: No entrance exam is required. However, applicants may submit SAT, ACT, or general GRE scores if they believe the scores will strengthen their application.
  • If English is not your native language, you will be required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores. Mary Baldwin University’s TOEFL institution code is 5397. You do not need to submit scores if you:
    • Earned an undergraduate or graduate degree at a U.S. college or university
    • Conducted your total education in English in a native English-speaking country

Other Requirements
You should also submit a written statement of purpose detailing your educational and professional goals and explaining how the PBCP will assist you. Finally, an interview with the psychology department is required for admission.

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Eager to launch the next phase of your education? Simply fill out our application form. An admissions counselor will be in touch with a decision within a week!