Loyola University Chicago

Department of Psychology

B.S./M.S. in Applied Human Perception and Performance

Current Loyola Undergraduate Students

An undergraduate interested in applying to the five-year degree program should contact the graduate program director for applied human perception and performance:

Raymond Dye, Ph.D.
Damen Hall, Room 619
Phone: 773.508.3018
E-mail: rdye@luc.edu

Although students are officially allowed to enter the program in the spring semester of their junior year, judicious course choices and some additional summer coursework during the first two years as undergraduates at Loyola are needed to finish the program in five years.

Students applying to the program should meet the following academic requirements:

  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Satisfactory progress toward completion of the B.S. in Psychology degree program.
  • Satisfactory progress toward completion of Core Curriculum requirements.

Five-year students retain their undergraduate status until they complete 128 hours of coursework at the end of their 4th year. Although graduate students typically take only 9 credit hours per semester, students in this program may wish to take 12 credit hours per semester to retain full-time undergraduate status until they earn the B.S. degree. Tuition charges remain at the undergraduate level until students achieve graduate status at the beginning of their 5th year.

Prospective Loyola Undergraduate Students

The Department of Psychology offers outstanding undergraduates the option of completing the bachelor's degree and then the master's degree in five years.

Prospective students interested in graduating with the B.S./M.S. degree should first apply to the B.S. degree program through the Office of Undergraduate Admission, indicating their interest in psychology on their application. Qualifying students then typically apply for the M.S. degree program in the middle of their junior year at Loyola.